The levels have been rising

The beginning of the Industrial revolution marked the overall start of ocean acidification. During this time there was a lot of carbon being released into the atmosphere. Since the Industrial Revolution the oceans acid level has risen by 26%. According to Monroe “studies have shown the 26% of the carbon is absorbed by the ocean, the other ones being atmosphere 46% and land 28% “(2013).  The current acid level in the ocean is 8.1, previously it was 8.2. Figures released at UN talks in November 2013 say that by the end of the century  the worlds oceans will be 170% more acidic than they were in pre-industrial times,(Collins, 2013)


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