Acid in the ocean

Robert Haw, LA Times, 10/09/12

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said in a 2009 interview with a Times reporter about climate change: “I don’t think the American public has gripped in its gut what could happen.” But we will indeed feel the consequences of global warming in our gut.

We’ve become accustomed to the surplus from the seas and an abundance of food in general, so when our preferred food sources succumb to acidification of the oceans, drought and fire on land and loss of farmland from unprecedented flooding, we’ll start to sense climate change in our guts.

Let’s hope we have the wisdom to heed the warnings from scientists and de-carbonize society before it’s too late.


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