Ocean Acidification : The Cause And Effects Of Global Warming

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The majority of the scientific community has agreed that global warming is real, and the major culprit in this crime is humans. Yet there are some organizations who consider global warming a myth, some have argued that there has been a reduction in the rising of the global temperature, consequently causing civilians to refute the idea of the earth “warming”. This false information has led to little or no coverage about this issue; subsequently producing little or no solutions to this problem ravaging the place we call home. Among the major effects of global warming are the acidification of the ocean, the increase in drought and heat waves, and the continued warming of the ocean.
Global warming has caused the increase in the acidification of the ocean. The acidification of the ocean has threatened the survival of many marine animals that are essential to the success of the ecosystem. Ocean acidification is the harmful consequence of the overabundance of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that we can’t detect with our five senses, this is possible because its effects are happening undersea. The sources of most carbon dioxide emissions is through the burning of coal , and gas. When carbon dioxide dissolves in seawater, the water becomes more acidic and the ocean’s pH value drops immensely. An example of the effect of ocean acidification on marine species is that of the shells of crustaceans, mussels and many others. These important animals shells are dissolving due to the
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