Posts Tagged ‘ocean acidification’

Acid Test

The Natural Resources Defense Council has released a new film, Acid Test, with Sigourney Weaver (you can watch the full 21+ minute film clip above, or follow the link to the site to also learn a lot more).

The crux of Acid Test is a little talked about result of global climate change and the intense amount of carbon gasses we’ve been releasing into the atmosphere since the Inustrial Revolution— the basic Ph balance of our oceans is shifting. The water on our planet is becoming more acidic–and that makes it less hospitable for most of the life currently calling the oceans home. (Like all change in the planet, it may prove that some species thrive in this comparatively harsher environment, or may evolve to survive in acidic waters–but it is certain that many forms of life will not survive if the shift continues).

Scientific experts believe we can stop our slide down this slippery slope and if we commit ourself to taking better care of the planet, we can improve the health and durability of our oceans…but not if we snooze about it and take this challenge on as slowly and lazily as we have been doing thus far.

Take a little time to watch. It will shift your understanding, and that’s always a good thing. http://www.nrdc.org