Ocean Chemistry and Climate Change

Oceans absorb a quarter of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. Once considered a storage unit for the mounting quantities of CO2 produced by human industry, this tremendous intake of carbon dioxide is starting to change the chemical composition of our oceans, literally turning them sour. What does this mean for our planet, and what can be done to turn the tide?

Festival: 2015

Watch and Listen: Environment

Through the scorching heat of the Arabian Desert to the unforgiving chill of the Finnish tundra, BIG partner Kai-Uwe... See more
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Water is perhaps the world’s most precious and health-sustaining resource, and surely one most at risk. Microbes, lead... See more
We often take biology for granted, rarely recognizing the incredible technological feats of an organism as it grows,... See more
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Inspired and grounded in the new film from From the Ashes, this conversation is about moving forward from a 19th... See more

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