Battery Corrosion Experiment Points to Dangers of Ocean Acidification and Carbonic Acid
Posted Aug 23 2008 3:11pm
Soda Pop and Slushies
The dialog surrounding dead trees and bodies of fresh water in the Northeastern
United States and Maritime Canadian Provinces (which I mentioned last time)
ultimately yielded an hemispheric alert. Soon thereafter, the Clean Air Act of
the United States was amended and updated to address acid rain, as it was known
at the time, and thousands of lakes and surrounding forests were given a fair
shot at recovery. As important as the landmark legislation was, though, it only
postponed the inevitable, acidification of the world’s oceans.
If acid rain was caused by nitrogen and sulfur in smokestack and tailpipe
emissions, why does an acidification problem remain if nitrogen and sulfur now
are under control?