I was watching Nova the other night, program entitled Lethal Seas. Bottomline, our seas are becoming increasingly acidic due to carbon emissions. By the end of the century, if nothing is done to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, there will be relatively no coral reefs: a habitat that supports 25% of the fish in our oceans. When oceans beome more acidic, the brain functions of fish is compromised. The shells of Shell fish, such as clams and lobsters, cannot form in the embryonic stage.
Scientists are rigorously searching for answers and solutions throughout the world. As of yet, they are discouraged about the future of our oceans. The great die off during the Permian age killed 96% of all that lived in the oceans. Naturally, terrestrial vegetation and animals died off in great numbers too, approximately 90%. This die off event was due to carbon emissions from volcanoes: same cause, same effect we are experiencing today only this time humans have cause this trend.
The Industrial Age Experiment must be replace with The Alternative Energy Age or the Environmental Age. Make a statement, get educated and political, seek solutions, wear t-shirts stating your views. It’s our future.