A powerful short film on Ocean acidification: Connecting science, industry, policy and public.
acidification is a recently recognised phenomenon which results from
the growing quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth's
atmosphere. Much of this gas is being absorbed at the ocean surface,
pushing seawater down the pH scale towards acidity and posing a
potential threat to marine ecosystems and those dependent on them. As
scientific research reveals more about how the oceans and the life they
contain might be affected, there is a need to engage with a wider
community including policy makers, environmental managers and the
general public to understand what is happening, how we might be affected
and what actions could be taken to reduce any risks.
brings together a wide range of stakeholders including, HSH Prince
Albert II of Monaco, school children, a Plymouth fishmonger, a UK
government Chief Scientific Adviser, representatives from industry and
policy making departments, as well as a group of internationally
recognised expert scientists. www.oceanacidification.org