Oceans cover 70 percent of our planet, and seawater is actually basic, not acidic, but as an estimated 30-40 percent of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere due to human activity is dissolved in the oceans, the basicity of seawater reduces and moves toward being pH-neutral, like pure water. That process is referred to as ocean acidification.
Increasing acidity is problematic because the vast amount of life in the oceans and seas is not suited to live in that kind of water. It contributes to bleaching and disintegration of corals, and also affects metabolic rates and immune systems of many organisms.
Yeah yeah – the boats in the picture make you go, HUH? The way Al Gore jetting around the world and living in a huge home (like DiCaprio) but at least they’re making a point.