22 Apr 2021

Alison Ballance retrospective 4: ocean acidification

From Our Changing World, 9:06 pm on 22 April 2021

Alison Ballance revisits a story about ocean acidification, which has been described as ‘global warming’s evil twin.’

She also catches up with NIWA marine biogeochemist Cliff Law to discover what we’ve learned in the past decade about the growing impact of carbon dioxide on the acidity of the world’s seas.

Underwater seascape sandy seabed with natural sunlight below water surface in the Mediterranean sea, France

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The Acid Test – a feature on ocean acidification, first played 2010.

Our Changing World has made a number of stories about climate change and its impact on the world’s oceans:

Acid test for coastal seas

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