14 Feb

A beach bum’s guide to ocean acidification

A beach bum’s guide to ocean acidificationBaltimore native Jim Meyer is a stand up comedian and freelance writer who wrote this piece about ocean acidification.  While it’s probably not going to get him invited to testify before congress he is reaching people that we usually don’t, which is critically important.  And he does mention Jimmy Buffett.  So, thanks Jim and thanks to Lee Karrh for sending this my way.  This is our post of the day:……Over the last 200 years, human pollution has caused the oceans’ pH to drop 100 times faster than it did in the previous 650,000 years. To give you an idea what the oceans are going through, try to imagine taking in the entire six seasons of The Wire in 32.4 seconds. You’d have 11 strokes. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg (a cliché that will baffle your grandkids).  Read more: http://grist.org/basics/bad-acid-trip-a-beach-bums-guide-to-ocean-acidification/

 

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