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‘Unprecedented Rapidity of CO2’ Causing Worst Ocean Acidification in 300 Million Years | Common Dreams

The Earth’s oceans are becoming more acidic at a faster rate than at any time in the past 300 million years due to increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, a new study shows.

The study “raises the possibility that we are entering an unknown territory of marine ecosystem change,” said Andy Ridgwell, a professor of planetary modeling at the University of Bristol who took part in the study. (photo: NOAA’s National Ocean Service) The study, published in the journal Science, details the work of 21 scientists from the U.S. and Europe.

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