Oceans Turn More Acidic than Last 800,000 Years

SAN DIEGO — For more than 30 years, scientists have understood the link between rising carbon dioxide emissions and climate change . But it wasn’t until the middle of the last decade that they realized CO2 emissions could alter the chemistry of the world’s oceans to devastating effect.

Now they’re making up for lost time, researchers said this weekend at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science .

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