Is the ocean a good carbon sink?

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Abstract

Possible ecological and environmental damage to marine ecosystems due to carbon dioxide emission is discussed. It has been found that almost half of all carbon dioxide produced by human activities in the past 200 years has found its way into the oceans. This can have detrimental effects on the marine ecosystems. Ocean acidification should now be taken seriously as marine life is affected through the direct impact of carbon dioxide on ocean chemistry and biochemistry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-13
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry and Industry (London)
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 6 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)

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