New Study: "Acidic Pacific: Act Now, or West Coast Pays Dearly"

"Buildup of carbon dioxide is changing the chemistry of the world's oceans, threatening coastal economies and ecosystems -- nowhere more than on the Pacific Coast, according to an expert study released Monday.

"Although ocean acidification is a global phenomenon, emerging research indicates that, among coastal areas around the world, the West Coast of North America will face some of the earliest, most severe changes in ocean carbon chemistry."

Those were the findings published in a report produced by a 20-member team of experts, several from the University of Washington, called the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel."

Joel Connelly reports for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer April 4, 2016.

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 04/05/2016