5 Ways We Can Stop Ocean Acidification

The Environmental Blog

Although it may not be discussed frequently, ocean acidification is one of the biggest problems humanity (and the environment) faces today. While the best way to stop ocean acidification is to reverse climate change, there are other smaller steps we can take that can make a difference.

Ocean Acidification: The Other Carbon Dioxide Problem

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Fundamental changes in seawater chemistry are occurring throughout the world's oceans. The post Ocean Acidification: The Other Carbon Dioxide Problem appeared first on Green Living Guy. Source: NOAA.

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Ocean Conservation: Ocean Acidification and the Impacts of Fish Migration

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Put simply, ocean acidification is the imbalance of chemical content in ocean water; whereby there is increased acidity, and upward temperature changes. The oceanOcean Conservation: Ocean Acidification and the Impacts of Fish Migration Read More » The post Ocean Conservation: Ocean Acidification and the Impacts of Fish Migration appeared first on GREENTECH CHALLENGE.

Ocean Conservation: Ocean Acidification and the Impacts of Fish Migration

Green Tech Challenge

Put simply, ocean acidification is the imbalance of chemical content in ocean water; whereby there is increased acidity, and upward temperature changes. The ocean has experienced a 26% pH drop in the last century. Ocean acidification has negative effects on sea-life and the ecosystem. We have written, here , that ocean acidification disrupts the growth and productive health of some sea life, the most vulnerable being shellfish larvae, and developing fish.

Fish struggle with warming oceans and acidification

Inhabitant

Fish face a new threat — ocean acidification caused by global warming. In a recent study published in Global Change Biology, researchers found that warming waters and acidification could adversely affect how fish interact in groups

Pacific Oceans elevated acidity is dissolving Dungeness crabs shells

AGreenLiving

Related: Pacific heat wave threatens coral reefs in Hawaii and other regions Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide levels set in motion increased carbon dioxide absorption by the water, thus lowering the ocean’s pH levels.

Leveraging the ocean's carbon removal potential

GreenBiz

Leveraging the ocean's carbon removal potential. As the need for climate action becomes more urgent, the ocean is gaining attention as a potential part of the solution. Importantly, these approaches would not increase ocean acidification. Oceans & Fisheries.

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Frogfish floating in litter’ winner at World Oceans Day

Climate-KIC

A frogfish finding shelter among bits of plastic is one of the winners of a World Oceans Day photography competition, announced at the United Nations earlier this month. Our oceans absorb many of the carbon dioxide emissions we emit, but human pressures – including overfishing, marine pollution, habitat destruction, climate change and ocean acidification – […]. The post Frogfish floating in litter’ winner at World Oceans Day appeared first on Climate-KIC

Michael Mann: Australia, Your Country Is Burning – Dangerous Climate Change Is Here With You Now

DeSmogBlog

Subject to the twin assaults of warming-caused bleaching and ocean acidification, it will be gone in a matter of decades in the absence of a dramatic reduction in global carbon emissions.

The new vocabulary of climate change was written in Icelandic

Grist

We see headlines and think we understand the words in them: ‘glacial melt,’ ‘record heat,’ ‘ocean acidification,’ ‘increasing emissions,’” he writes. “If He intuits that people want to read about Grandma, and once you’ve got readers warmed up, you can hit them with ocean acidification.

Ocean-based sequestration heats ups

GreenBiz

Ocean-based sequestration heats ups. Yet another natural sink absorbs about as much carbon dioxide as our planet’s soils and forests combined: the world’s coastal and ocean waters. Thanks to their work, companies of all sizes soon may be able invest in ocean sequestration.

Ocean-based sequestration heats up

GreenBiz

Ocean-based sequestration heats up. Yet another natural sink absorbs about as much carbon dioxide as our planet’s soils and forests combined: the world’s coastal and ocean waters. Thanks to their work, companies of all sizes soon may be able invest in ocean sequestration.

Fish struggle with warming oceans and acidification

AGreenLiving

Fish face a new threat — ocean acidification caused by global warming. In a recent study published in Global Change Biology , researchers found that warming waters and acidification could adversely affect how fish interact in groups.

Legal Action Against High Emitters Failing to Use Latest Climate Science, Study Finds

DeSmogBlog

Attempts to sue polluting companies and governments over their responsibility for climate change would have a greater chance of success if they made better use of the latest science, according to a study by Oxford University researchers.

The IPCC report brings the future of the climate into clearer focus

Envirotec Magazine

The report said we are already observing climatic changes without precedent over hundreds of thousands of years, with some of these irreversible over reasonable timescales, such as ocean acidification and sea level rises.

Rising sea temperatures and coral loss: “Most detailed scientific picture to date”

Envirotec Magazine

per cent of the ocean floor they are home to at least a quarter of all marine species, providing critical habitat and a fundamental source of protein, as well as life-saving medicines.

SeaWeed Naturals harnesses the magic of seaweed and CBD

AGreenLiving

Only one botanical brand pairs the ocean expertise of the Cousteaus with sustainable practices. Further, this powerful material can also help restore oceans. Seaweed restores oceans by absorbing CO2 and promoting a healthy marine ecosystem.

Can Bumble Bee and Nestlé hook the world on fishless fish?

GreenBiz

Plus, the tens of thousands of edible creatures in the oceans offer a broader palette of flavors and textures to imitate compared with land mammals or fowl. Nestlé cites the sustainability benefits of reducing overfishing and protecting ocean biodiversity as motivators of these projects.

Mars unveils 'world's largest' coral reef restoration programme

Business Green

Mars petcare brand Sheba unveils first coral restoration project in Indonesia as part of wider 10-year programme.

Defend Our Oceans

Defend Our Future

I was lucky enough to grow up being in or around the water every day of my life – and because of that, I have nothing but respect for our oceans. Covering over 70% of the Earth’s surface, oceans are quite literally what makes up most of our planet. Diani Taylor.

L'Oréal embraces environmental labelling under revamped sustainability strategy

Business Green

The boundaries range from climate change and biodiversity to ocean acidification and freshwater use; three limits have already been passed, according to scientists.

Glaciers are more than ‘frozen, sterile wastelands’

Grist

The book attempts to construct a less jargon-y vocabulary for the climate crisis to help people process the consequences of concepts such as ocean acidification and glacial melt. . You probably know the headlines well.

Was the pandemic-driven emissions dip in 2020 just a blip?

Business Green

The others are temperature, ocean heat, sea level, glacial mass, sea ice, and ocean acidification. Industry Voice: There is clearly much work to be done in order to cut global emissions permanently, according to Signify.

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UN report: Ocean-based climate action could deliver a fifth of emissions cuts needed to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C

Envirotec Magazine

Ocean-based climate action can play a much bigger role in shrinking the world’s carbon footprint than was previously thought. This is a key finding of a new scientific report, “The Ocean as a Solution for Climate Change: 5 Opportunities for Action” , published on 23 September at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in New York. Global action to address the state of the ocean has never been more urgent. Ocean Conference in June 2020.

The critical role of biodiversity in creating business value

Business Green

Invasive plants, animals and other organisms can destabilize entire ecosystems, while the impacts of climate change not only damage ecosystems themselves but exacerbate other pressures, through extreme weather events, rising ocean acidification.

Leveraging the ocean’s carbon removal potential

AGreenLiving

Leveraging the ocean’s carbon removal potential Katie Lebling Wed, 11/11/2020 – 00:30 To meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 As the need for climate action becomes more urgent, the ocean is gaining attention as a potential part of the solution. Approaches such as investing in offshore energy production, conserving coastal ecosystems and increasing consumption of sustainable ocean-based protein offer opportunities to reduce emissions.

Leveraging the ocean’s carbon removal potential

AGreenLiving

Leveraging the ocean’s carbon removal potential Katie Lebling Wed, 11/11/2020 – 00:30 To meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 As the need for climate action becomes more urgent, the ocean is gaining attention as a potential part of the solution. Approaches such as investing in offshore energy production, conserving coastal ecosystems and increasing consumption of sustainable ocean-based protein offer opportunities to reduce emissions.

Dire Scientific Warnings from the Study of Fossilized Shells and Our Hope for the Future

Green Market Oracle

This led them to conclude that the cause of the extinction was warming and ocean acidification attributable to the release of GHGs from massive volcanic eruptions in Siberia. A slew of recent studies corroborate the scientific consensus on climate change.

Reaching net zero requires climate intervention and aggressive mitigation

Business Green

350 ppm) that will not cause serious climate disruption, ice sheet destabilisation (leading to accelerating rate of sea level rise), and ocean acidification that is endangering the marine food chain which provides significant global protein.

Carbfix turns emissions into stone

AGreenLiving

” Carbon emissions are the top reason for global warming and a major factor in extreme weather events and ocean acidification. An Icelandic startup has an intriguing solution to the emissions problem: turn carbon into stone. While it sounds like an evil power out of a fairy tale, and maybe there is a little bit of magic to Carbfix’s approach, we’ll assume its proprietary technology is scientific. Here’s how it works.

'Every fraction of warming matters': World careering towards irreversible climate impacts, top scientists warn

Business Green

As a result, climate change is already affecting every inhabited region on Earth, and impacts such as sea level rise, ocean acidification, and permafrost melt are inevitable and near-irreversible, leaving only their extent open to question.

The answer to climate-killing cow farts may come from the sea

Grist

It can reverse ocean acidification by absorbing carbon dioxide. We’d have to grow quite a bit of seaweed to rely on it for sequestration: One study suggests we could remove the equivalent of 42 percent of all current global CO2 emissions by covering 4 percent of the world’s oceans in seaweed farms — but that’s a lot of ocean. This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Not so moral money?

Business Green

This week the World Meteorological Organisation published a report detailing how four key climate change indicators - greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat, and ocean acidification - all set new records in 2021.

How a town tethered to coral learned to save its reef — and itself

Grist

There’s just enough room on the vessel for the team from Biofábrica de Corais, a coral conservation and research group, to sift through the piles of sea ginger coral fragments they’ve collected from the ocean below them.

Global Briefing: Paris Olympics targets zero food waste and more plant based meals

Business Green

Four key climate change indicators - greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat, and ocean acidification - all set new records in 2021. African green hydrogen plans, new coal-to-clean energy deals, and worsening climate impacts.

IPCC report: The 10 key conclusions

Business Green

Perhaps most worrying of all, impacts such as sea level rise, ocean acidification, and permafrost melt are now inevitable and near-irreversible within timespans stretching from hundreds to potentially thousands of years, leaving only their extent open to question.

IPCC landmark report warns about the state of the oceans, polar ice content and the climate crisis

AGreenLiving

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — which is, in fact, the UN body responsible for communicating on the deteriorating climate — has officially recognized the oceans as a critical component in the climate change crisis. Warming ocean temperatures are becoming commonplace and are melting ice sheets and glaciers and contributing to rising sea levels. Additionally, the warm waters affect the ocean’s oxygen levels.

World Ocean Day: Government welcomes call for new Highly Protected Marine Areas

Business Green

Benyon Review sets out plans for significant strengthening of marine protection in UK waters, as new study highlights how ocean habitats can help boost climate resilience.

The Blue Economy: Importance of Ocean Conservation

Green Tech Challenge

The Blue Economy is sustainable use of ocean resources for: economic growth, improved livelihoods, job creation, and ocean ecosystem health. Achieving a sustainable Blue Economy requires amplified conversation, education and intentional efforts in ocean conservation. The world relies on the ocean for survival, and its human inhabitants all participate in at least one daily activity, which affects the ocean ecosystem. Join the ocean conservation conversation.

Climate change is creating security threats around the world - and militaries are responding

Business Green

A range of climate scenarios have been forecast - but common to all is increased frequency and scale of extreme weather events, more droughts and floods, melting of ice caps and permafrost, rise in sea levels, and oceanic acidification and deoxygenation.

Meat Industry Climate Claims – Criticisms and Concerns

DeSmogBlog

This factsheet is part of DeSmog’s Agribusiness Database project. For more information, read our full investigation into the meat industry’s messaging on climate change.

Climate change is adversely affecting childrens health worldwide

AGreenLiving

Human activities have similarly been breaching environmental limits, instigating biodiversity loss, depletion of freshwater, ocean acidification, soil degradation and other irreversible processes. Today’s children are facing climate crisis-related health issues, warns The Lancet ’s Countdown on Health and Climate Change, the annual research collaboratively conducted by 35 global institutions.

'Climate breakdown has already begun': Green figures react to IPCC's landmark climate warning

Business Green

Environmental issues are inter-connected, and, as a result, the IPCC report confirms there is absolutely no way of managing global warming without tackling biodiversity, forests and oceans - if we don't tackle nature and climate together, we solve neither.