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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.

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