Tag Archive for 'Stony Brook University'

Human carbon emissions may turn ocean acidic at faster rate than during four major extinctions

March 1st, 2012 by The Earth Institute at Columbia University

The world’s oceans may be turning acidic faster today from human carbon emissions than they did during four major extinctions in the last 300 million years, when natural pulses of carbon sent global temperatures soaring, says a new study, The Geological Record of Ocean Acidification, published in Science. The study is the first of its kind […]

Increased carbon dioxide emissions may significantly decrease survival and growth of some fishes

December 15th, 2011 by Stony Brook University

Fossil fuel combustion, and with it the release of heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2), is still growing globally. Beyond climate change, this is also causing the world’s “other CO2 problem,” ocean acidification, i.e., the formation of carbonic acid when CO2 from the atmosphere enters seawater. Previous studies have demonstrated a multitude of negative effects of elevated […]