TOF President, Mark Spalding, writes of the widespread and universal dangers we face today from ocean acidification and the steps that need to be taken to prevent and prepare.
“Carbon dioxide pollution is about more than air temperature. Resultant ocean acidification menaces not just marine plants and animals, but the entire biosphere. The evidence shows that this quiet change in chemistry poses an immediate threat to humanity and the planet. The scientific measurements have stunned the most hardened skeptics, and the potentially catastrophic biological and ecological – and in turn, economic – consequences are coming into focus. The only way to fully address it is to make sure it is on everyone’s agenda, from clean air to energy, even to food and security.”