Ocean Acidification. Fact Sheet for school students and proactive citizens

Submitted by Виктория Руденко on Tue, 08/10/2021 - 12:57
“Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels”
Target 3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goal Life below Water

Ocean Acidification(OA) caused by carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels puts our seas at danger. Corals, cod, salmon, shrimps and shell!sh are among the organisms at peril, together with whole ecosystems."e threats to nature are also a great concern for humans, and OA is not only an ecological problem – it also concerns those who rely on nature and the sea – for work, for leisure, for inspiration.

The BALSAM project strongly encourages NGOs and all those concerned about our seas to take action that highlights OA – a phenomenon that is still not well known to everyone. For inspiration, just a few examples are listed here, but the possibilities are virtually limitless.

This work was part of the BALSAM project (Baltic Sea Acidification Mitigation). All modules can also be found here https://airclim.org/ocean-acidi!cation-working-group.