That is probably why the Ocean remains alkaline, not acidic. “On the PH scale, Seven is neutral. Over the past 300 million years, ocean pH has been slightly basic (alkaline), averaging about 8.2. Today, it is around 8.1, a drop of 0.1 pH units, representing a 25-percent increase in acidity over the past two centuries.” It is more honest to say that the ocean is slightly less alkaline that it used to be: it is certainly not acidic, not even close to neutral.

Before panicking over the supposed “Acidification” of the oceans, consider these facts:

There are reasons to assume that marine life will not be overly affected by an increase in ocean acidity due to atmospheric carbon dioxide:

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I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.

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