Saturday, December 13, 2008

Oceans at the brink of collapse

In CGS's humble opinion, everyone should have a look at this recent The New York Times editorial on the dire state of our oceans. The editorial essentially describes the increasing acidification of the oceans as they absorb more and more carbon dioxide (in fact, were it not for the carbon sequestration capacity of the oceans, we'd almost certainly be heading for a scortching-hot world). In more acidic waters, the shells of marine animals simply dissolve, and corals stop growing.

The net result, needless to say, would be an ecological catastrophe. So here's one more reason, if you needed one, to take your own greenhouse gas emissions, and those of whatever country you happen to live in, very, very seriously.

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