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A third of the carbondioxide released into the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuel is dissolving into the oceans. It forms carbonic acid that inextricably leads to the gradual increasing acidity of the ocean.

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Publication date: 
29/01/2016
Publication Organisation: 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Keyword/s: 
Climate Change
Thematic Area: 
Ocean Acidification
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