Friday, April 24, 2009

NBC Nightly News on Ocean Acidification -- Want to Be Motivated to Stop Global Warming? Watch this video.

Because we have deforested so much of our planet's rainforests and other forests which has released incredible amounts of once-trapped-in-the-tree carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and because we have pumped an exhaustive amount of carbon dioxide from man-made sources (cars, fossil fuels, factories, over-production of livestock) into the atmosphere -- we have global warming. One of the consequences is ocean acidification. Ocean acidification is when the ocean absorbs this extra carbon dioxide, changing its pH to be more acidic. Combine acidification with overfishing and fertilizer/herbacide runoff and you have literally killed off the ocean marine life.

Here is more in this NBC Nightly News report --

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