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Marine and Freshwater

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Increased carbon dioxide (CO2) is altering the chemistry of the surface oceans and causing them to become more acidic. The process could have significant consequences on marine organisms which may alter species composition, disrupt marine food webs and ecosystems (Source: UNEP)
The process by which carbon dioxide gas (or CO2) is absorbed by the ocean from the atmophere and reacts with seawater to procuce acid, resulting in a reduction in the pH of the ocean over an extended perod of time. (Source: National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, U.S.A.)

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French
acidification des océans
Russian
окисление океана
Spanish
acidificación del océano
Chinese, Simplified
海洋酸化
Arabic
تحمض المحيطات

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with ocean acidification

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Stockholm Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly

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Ocean Acidification