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.

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.

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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 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.

Pacific Oceans elevated acidity is dissolving Dungeness crabs shells

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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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No, The Oceans Are Not Acidic

R-Squared Energy

Last week a widely-circulated CNN story declared: The Pacific Ocean is so acidic that it’s dissolving Dungeness crabs’ shells. The oceans aren’t actually acidic. The pH of the oceans is above 8, which makes it fairly basic. I wonder how acidic the oceans have become.”

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

Leveraging the ocean’s carbon removal potential

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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

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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.

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.

Carbfix turns emissions into stone

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” 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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

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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 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.

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.

Ocean-based sequestration heats up

AGreenLiving

Ocean-based sequestration heats up Jim Giles Mon, 02/01/2021 – 00:30 This article originally appeared in the State of Green Business 2021. 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.

Double materiality: Why nature risk and climate risk are two sides of the same coin

Business Green

Current regulation and risk disclosure efforts are insufficient for tackling the varying and complex risks posed by nature loss and climate change, UCL research argues.

Using Trees To Build A Better World

R-Squared Energy

Studies have shown that the oceans may sequester more carbon than our trees. Our oceans are absorbing more and more carbon to the point they are reaching saturation. This is a process called ocean acidification that is starting to tip to a point where life in our oceans must adapt or die out. I worked in Hawaii for five years for a man who owned plantation forests. Inevitably, I ran into people who complained when it was time to harvest these forests.

Because it's worth it: L'Oréal's Nathalie Bleach on the beauty giant's revamped sustainability strategy

Business Green

At L'Oréal, products are set be graded from A to E depending on their environmental impact, based on factors that account for greenhouse gas emissions, water scarcity, ocean acidification and biodiversity impact.

Ocean-based sequestration heats ups

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Ocean-based sequestration heats ups Jim Giles Mon, 02/01/2021 – 00:30 This article originally appeared in the State of Green Business 2021. 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. Until recently, ocean sequestration, also known as blue carbon, attracted little attention outside academic and think-tank circles. Excerpt from: Ocean-based sequestration heats ups.

A Green Christmas Carol

Green Market Oracle

Agricultural shortfalls will be further exacerbated by ocean acidification, which is another corollary of rising levels of atmospheric CO2. This year was difficult to say the least. This season shines light into the darkness of our grief and despair.

Can manufacturing green sand beaches save our planet?

AGreenLiving

It sounds too good to be true — spread some rocks on a beach and the ocean will do the work to remove carbon dioxide from the air, reversing global warming. When rain falls on volcanic rocks, it weathers them down, then flows into the ocean. There, oceans further break down the rocks. Carbon dioxide removed from the air becomes bicarbonate, which helps grow the shells of marine organisms and is stored in limestone on the ocean floor.

Elizabeth Warren Unveils ‘Blue New Deal’ with Support for Offshore Wind

GreenTechMedia

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren dropped yet another environmental proposal on Tuesday, pitching a variety of ocean-related conservation and energy plans under the banner of a “Blue New Deal.” ” “While the ocean is severely threatened, it can also be a major part of the climate solution — from providing new sources of clean energy to supporting a new future of ocean farming,” the plan reads.

Review of Climate Policy Options

Low Carbon Prosperity

Emitting carbon pollution causes local air pollution and health costs plus the economic damages from storms, crop-loss, forest fires, rising sea-levels, ocean acidification, spread of disease and other issues. Evaluating regulations, subsidies, pricing mechanisms, and hybrid policies. Abstract: There is a growing recognition among businesses, policymakers, and the general public regarding the economic and societal risks of climate change.

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

AGreenLiving

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. Seaweed, on the other hand, which makes up New Wave’s shrimp-mimic, sequesters carbon and reduces ocean acidification.

Got Climate Change? Kelp Can Help

CleanTechnica

Much of the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by humans — primarily by extracting and burning fossil fuels — is absorbed by the world’s oceans. Kelp, which most of us refer to as seaweed, may be an important tool in the quest to limit the effects of a warming planet.

90% Of Earth’s Warming In 1971–2010 Happened In The Ocean

CleanTechnica

For years (and we mean many years), the ocean helped us mitigate the early effects of human emissions by absorbing greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide and heat, from the atmosphere.

New Funding Supports Keeling Curve & Ocean pH Research

CleanTechnica

New grants for the Keeling Curve and Atlantic/Pacific ocean acidification research fill in where national funding fails. Climate Change Water Eric and Wendy Schmidt Keeling Curve Scripps Institution of Oceanography