Incomplete Legislative Solution to Acid Rain Has Morphed into Ocean Acidification Crisis
Posted Aug 23 2008 3:11pm
Different Pollutant, Similar Result
The world’s oceans are every bit as important to the inhabitability of the
planet as forests and prairies are because they produce immense quantities of
oxygen and, until we short circuited the atmosphere, absorbed billions of BTUs
of solar radiation.
The oceans are their own unique biosphere, excreting and metabolizing in manners
quite different from most terrestrial life. Like the rest of the planet, though,
the atmosphere within the oceans is self-regulating, providing food and shelter
in harmonious balance, until greedy Homo sapiens came along and treated the
oceans like a garbage dump.