Evil Twin of Climate Change; Ocean Acidification: Part 1 of 2 // Published on Jan 3, 2017
Engrained into human nature is a tendency to not think much about things we do not see. When we think about climate change we often overlook the ongoing destruction of our oceans. Without a viable ocean, it is not possible for life on land to survive.
The entire marine food chain is under attack by ocean acidification, stratification from rapid warming, oxygen free zones, overfishing and numerous other stresses; in this video set I tell the ocean acidification story.
Evil Twin of Climate Change; Ocean Acidification: Part 2 of 2 // Published on Jan 4, 2017
Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide are now over 400 ppm. Whenever it rains or snows, some of this CO2 in the air is dissolved into the water that falls, creating a weak acid called carbonic acid that enters the ocean making it more acidic.
The pH of the open ocean at the surface has dropped from an average of 8.2 to 8.05 over the last 3 or 4 decades. Since the scale is logarithmic, this is an increase in ocean acidity of 30%. When pH drops to 7.9 or 7.8 then much of the marine life will die.
Climate System Rant in Snowstorm // Published on Jan 4, 2017
I was walking home from school late last night in a raging snowstorm, and I could not resist having a bit of silly fun. I filmed a selfio (selfie-video) of whatever thoughts came into my head. I recall discussing topics like how to slash fossil-fuelled emissions, how to take carbon out of the air, and how to block the sun to cool our planet.
Hopefully, I am at least semi-coherent. Enjoy..