Recently, global warming has gained massive attention due to the documentary . An inconvenient truth presented by former Vice-President of the United States Al Gore. The National Academy of Sciences reported that gases are accumulating in Earth's atmosphere as a result of human activities, causing surface air temperatures and subsurface ocean temperatures to rise". However, there is another pressing issue in corollary with global warming that must be attended to by world leaders increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide resulting to ocean acidification. Sponberg expressed his disturbing concern for the issue.
[...] However, even at this period of time, many studies on acidification on the Pacific Region is being aggressively done in order to contain the potential crisis. THE EFFECT OF ACIDIFICATION IN THE PACIFIC REGION In studying development, the more interesting part is actually “underdevelopment” which is simply the other side of the coin. Most countries categorized as underdeveloped are sensitive to external changes whether that change is political, social, or economic. In studying the effect of ocean acidification, one cannot help ask the question: What would happen to poorer countries that would be severely affected by this phenomenon? [...]
[...] We recommend that a major, internationally coordinated effort be launched to include global monitoring, experimental, mesocosm and field studies . The impacts of ocean acidification are additional to, and may exacerbate, the effects of climate change. For this reason, the necessary funding should be additional and must not be diverted from research into climate change.[x] We are all involved in this .We are part of the problem and must become part of the solution as well. WORKS CITED Author Unavailable. [...]
[...] glacial–interglacial CO2 changes13; slow changes over the past 300 Myr; historical changes1 in ocean surface waters; unabated fossil-fuel burning over the next few centuries.( Caldera and Wicket 2003 According to Caldera and Wickett, they used a “serious of simulations (where) atmospheric pressure was varied linearly . over time intervals of 10 years”. They concluded that ”when a CO2 change occurs over a short time interval (that is, less than about 104 ocean pH is relatively sensitive to added CO2 it was concluded that unabated CO2 emissions over the coming centuries may produce changes in ocean pH that are greater than any experienced in the past 300 Myr, with the possible exception of those resulting from rare, catastrophic events in Earth's history” ( Caldera and Wickett This is indeed a very disturbing conclusion that should make world leaders, ecologists, biologists, and environmentalists prepare for programs that will result in drastic cuts of atmospheric carbon dioxide secretion. [...]
[...] E. Wickett, M.E. (2003) Anthropogenic carbon and ocean pH. Nature 425. 365- 365. Donney, Scott. Dangers of Ocean Acidification.” http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-dangers-of-ocean-acid&colID= November 2006. Donney, Scott, Naomi Levine. Long Can the Ocean Slow [...]
[...] Potential impacts include a reduction in the protective capacity of coral reefs, resulting in coastal erosion, inundation and flooding. These impacts are expected to be exacerbated by climate change, sea level rise, and changes in storm intensity. [vii] In support of this statement by World Bank, a study made by Bruno ( 2007 ) would show us :The rate and extent of coral loss in the Indo-Pacific are greater than expected. Coral cover was also surprisingly uniform among subregions and declined decades earlier than previously assumed, even on some of the Pacific's most intensely managed reefs. [...]
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