For a quick, cute explanation of ocean acidification, watch this 1:40 video, No Shell Blues.
The good news is, there are signs that people are starting to take ocean acidification more seriously. According to Upwell's Tide Report, Governor Christine Gregoire (D-WA) recently announced Washington state’s response to the recommendations from her Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification. Their recommendations include:
- comprehensively reducing CO2 emissions in Washington and nationally
- coordinating ocean acidification action across state agencies and organizations
- enhancing the resilience of Washington’s shellfish industry through adaptation efforts
- increasing ocean acidification literacy through public awareness efforts
Had you heard of ocean acidification before? If so, how long have you known about it?