CBD releases an ocean acidification impacts synthesis

Follow the links (PDFs) to read the Press Release and the report: Scientific Synthesis of the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biodiversity. I’ve only flipped through it, but it looks like a decent backgrounder and (perhaps more usefully) references resource for those looking to get up to speed on the basics of the problem.

2 responses to “CBD releases an ocean acidification impacts synthesis

  1. Oddly, it’s not the actual issue of acidification that disturbs me most with this video. It’s these two little throw away comments:

    @ 0:17 – “So, why should that matter? Beyond the sort of shocking notion that we could change the basic chemistry and physics of two-thirds of the planet without even noticing?”

    @ 1:43 – “It’s just an indication that there are… there are surprises to come, as all this plays out.”

    There is just something about the broader ongoing narrative threading through the near-miss we had with CFC’s and the ozone layer; the “it’s happening faster and sooner than we had predicted” with AGW; the almost “Whoops!” feel to the ocean acidification issue; and the long list of potential “other” problems and “unknown unknowns” that is more distrubing to me…

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