It is also causing what scientists call ocean acidification as around 25 percent of the excess CO2 is absorbed by the seas.The problem with reef and underwater news stories is that many readers cant relate. Unless you are a diver -- and at this point, a fairly old one -- its difficult to grasp how much has been lost. Excuses aside, these new findings are particularly alarming. What we know is that the pH value of the oceans has been around 8.2 (7 being neutral) for replica Bvlgari watch hundreds of thousands of years.... What we dont know is where we are going to end up on that scale. The U.N. predicts, by centurys end, that pH number will get to 7.8. Coral reefs -- the deeps apartment complexes, where marine life congregates, eats, hides, and lives -- begin to decalcify at 7.6. If the pH of the ocean drops more than predicted, or continues to drop, then the skeletons of the corals could turn as soft as marshmallows.
According to the report, the most we can do now is develop ways to help coral reefs adapt to a changing environment so as to buy them another 40 of 60 years of existence before hoped-for cuts in industrial pollution begin to have an impact.According to Simon Donner of the University of British Colombia: The climate is like this big ship. In replica Japanese Rolex watches our case the ships the Titanic and were going to hit the iceberg. Its almost impossible for us not to hit the iceberg.What we need to do is everything we can to put the brakes on, to slowthe ship down, and then do whatever we can -- hopefully the coral willhelp us with this -- to move the iceberg a little bit.--Alex Crevar
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