What is the role of climate change in exacerbating ocean acidification?

Climate change exacerbates ocean acidification through increased carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere. As oceans absorb carbon dioxide, the pH of seawater decreases, making it more acidic. Ocean acidification poses risks to marine life, including coral reefs, shellfish, and other calcifying organisms. Addressing climate change and reducing carbon emissions are crucial for mitigating ocean acidification and preserving marine ecosystems.

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