Carbon emissions threaten sea water: Study

ISLAMABAD: UK researchers have warned that accelerating carbon emissions in the environment seriously threaten sea water.

The study reveals that the current rate of acidification may threaten fisheries in the future, Press Tv reported.

While carbonic acid is formed by composition of CO2 and the sea water, the acidity of the oceans has increased by about 25% since the industrial revolution.

The research also shows that man-made carbon emissions are the main reason behind changing the chemistry of seawater, according to the study published in Environmental Science and Technology.

The UK’s chief scientist Sir Mark Walport suggests that the effects of acidification may be even more pervasive than previously estimated.

The consequences of ocean acidification are expected to be worse with climate change induced by global warming.