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John-Gale cropI have been reading the news regarding ocean acidification with disappointment.  I recall feeling elated when the London Convention voted to include CCS as part of its package of messages to prevent acidification of the ocean. The impacts of reduced alkalinity will have potentially devastating effects on corals, fish, mammals and crustacean.  This news represents a call to arms that we globally are not doing enough quickly enough to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and in particular CO2 emissions.

I recently when on vacation visited the aquarium in Palma, Majorca and was struck by the beauty and diversity of the fish and corals on display.  I hope that we heed the warning on ocean acidification and do not consign our children’s children to only view fish in an aquarium as the ocean is too acidic to support life.