Tomorrow’s ocean – The acidification of the seas

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For more than 50 million years, the ocean’s chemical balance has been nearly constant. Yet since the beginning of the industrial age, more and more CO2 has been dissolving in the ocean, acidifying the sea water. To what extent will this problem deteriorate if CO2 contents in the atmosphere keep on rising? The film shows a climate simulation sextupling hydrogen ion concentration by the year 2300. Will sea life be able to adapt to the acidification of its habitat?

Concept: Starting point is a scientific computer simulation. The film tells the “story behind”.

Production: for Max Planck Society
Author: Nicola Wettmarshausen
Length: 7.10 min.

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