The oceans are doing their best to save us from climate change apparently… but just ending up dooming us in another way.
Oceans are absorbing a large amount of the excess CO2 that we’re putting out. But it results in coral and shellfish unable to form their skeletons and shells. This results in fewer fish as reefs are damaged, less food as fish and shellfish harvests drop, and less jobs as tourism and fishing industries struggle.
Fortunately the world agreed at Rio to stop any increase in ocean acidification and we can all expect governments around the world to halt all CO2 emissions…
In reality as news comes in that scientists have examined recent weather events and concluded that many were likely the result of climate change, and the US records yet another hottest year, you might hope for some action, but all we get is continuing subsidies of polluters.
(Pattrick Smellie had a good column about our lack of action too)