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➔ One third of all the carbon dioxide burned by the world’s economies is being absorbed by the oceans

➔ This uptake of CO2 is fundamentally changing the acidity of the planet’s oceans, making them less hospitable to aquatic life, especially coral, shellfish and krill

➔ Acid rain from heavy industrial sources also changes the pH of inland bodies of water, making them more acidic with a wide range of lethal and harmful effects for aquatic life

➔ These effects all have significant impacts on world fisheries

➔ They also risk destroying coral reefs, one of the world’s most remarkable natural wonders, in a short-term timeframe