Published on November 14, 2012
pH Scale- 0 to 14, 7 is neutral- Logorithmic (black coffeeis about 7 times the acidity ofmilk)- 8.2 to 8.1 since thebeginning of the industrial revolution- Acidity increased by 30%
Coral reefs are home to nearly one fourth of all marine species andthey provide places to find food, safe locations from predators, andareas for reproduction
- About 1/4 of worldwide human proteinconsumption is provided by the ocean- In Asia, about 1 billion people rely on fishas their primary source of protein-There are about 200 million peopleworldwide employed in the fishingenterprise
CO2 Emissions- Our energy-related activities account forabout ¾ of human CO2 emissions- Caused by the burning fossil fuels.-Deforestation is also a major factor of CO2emissions; plants and trees can absorb CO2
- Still relatively new- Many governments unaware- Ideas of using alkaline (high pH/very basic) too difficult
- Walk, bike, or take public buses- Recycle/reuse products- Make your home more efficient- Vote whenever possible
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