Scientists estimate that the ocean pH was about 8.25 before the beginning of the industrial era, around 1750. Today it is about 8.05, and if current trends continue, it may fall to 7.9 by 2050.
Use this data to calculate the percent change in the hydrogen ion concentration of the ocean from 1750 to today, and from 1750 to 2050. Show your math calculations.
• Using credible sources, research ocean acidification and its impact on both marine ecosystems and human society. Based on your research, write a short report that summarizes the issues and that discusses recommendations about how we should work to address it.