How is Carbon Dioxide changing our Oceans?
Co2 is the leading cause of global warming and oceanic acidification - two major risk factors for our planet.
- As the planet’s greatest carbon sink, the ocean absorbs excess heat and energy released from rising greenhouse gas emissions trapped in the Earth’s system
- As excessive heat and energy warms the ocean, the change in temperature leads to cascading effects, including ice-melt, sea-level rise, marine heatwaves, and ocean acidification.
- As a result of ocean acidification, slow-growing organisms like oysters and corals have more trouble building and maintaining their shells or skeletons.