Joan Kleypas on ocean acidification
By Beth Lebwohl
Ocean acidification is a change in ocean pH (acid-alkali proportion) caused by increased emissions of CO2 (carbon dioxide) in our modern world. In November of 2011, marine ecologist Joan Kleypas of the National Center for Atmospheric Research will receive a prestigious Heinz Award for her work on this subject. She published a groundbreaking paper on ocean acidification in the journal Science in 1999, alerting both policymakers and scientists to the issue ...
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