Ocean Acidification: The Other CO2 Problem

Rachel Grillo | October 22, 2014 | Webinars

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) is pleased to announce that Southeast Coastal Climate Network’s (SECCN) webinar series will continue with a presentation on ocean acidification. These webinars are your opportunity to learn about climate and energy issues that SECCN engages in everyday.

About a third of the carbon dioxide (CO2) released by human activity is absorbed by our ocean, causing a fundamental shift in our ocean’s chemistry, called ocean acidification. This global phenomenon is already impacting marine organisms and communities in the US and around the world, and each day scientists are learning more about its potential impacts.

For this presentation we will be joined by Jennifer Bennett-Mintz, Education and Outreach Coordinator with NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program and Scott Noakes, Ph.D., Research Scientist at the Center for Applied Isotope Studies at The University of Georgia, who will share what they are learning about ocean acidification here in the Southeast, and its potential impacts. Additionally, you will learn how educators, communicators, and scientists are working together to effectively communicate about ocean acidification, in order to raise awareness of our ocean’s changing chemistry the impacts of this change.