Day: April 22, 2019

Why the Oceans Are Becoming More Acidic

Why the Oceans Are Becoming More Acidic

Why the Oceans Are Becoming More Acidic

04/22/19

“How are CO2 emissions changing our oceans?”

Every second of every minute of every hour more and more carbon dioxide is being pumped into our atmosphere. Since the carbon intensity in the air will increase, the ocean will absorb more CO2. This larger amounts of this element will react with the H2O in water to form Carbonic Acid (H2CO3) and Hydrogen ions (H+). With a higher volumetric makeup of the latter elements, the oceans will become more acidic, threatening the stability of sea-life. This is Why the Oceans Becoming More Acidic.