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.