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Today on Your Call: How is global warming affecting the oceans?


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about ocean acidification. Over the last decade, the rise of carbon dioxide has changed the chemical composition of the oceans, making them less hospitable to many forms of marine life. Each hour, we dump one ton of invisible pollution into the ocean. So how can we fight ocean acidification? Join the conversation and call in with your questions on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Ken Caldeira, atmospheric scientist in the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution at Stanford University

James Barry, senior scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

Web Resources:

NPR: This Scientist Aims High To Save The World's Coral Reefs

MBARI Scientist Jim Barry Studies Ocean Acidification from Climate Change

NRDC: Ocean Acidification: The Other CO2 Problem

National Academy of Science: Ocean acidification

The Seattle Times: The Pacific's Perilous Turn

The Seattle Times: Lucrative Crab Industry in Danger

The Seattle Times: Oysters Dying as Coast Hit Hard