Team works to characterize ocean acidification throughout coastal North America

Among the Earth’s biggest allies in the fight against global warming are the world’s oceans. Since the industrial revolution, the burning of fossil fuels has caused carbon dioxide, the dominant greenhouse gas, to be released into the atmosphere. Approximately 25% of that carbon dioxide is taken each year from the atmosphere by the world’s oceans—without which, the earth’s atmosphere would have a higher greenhouse gas concentration and temperature.

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