Right now, the world is teetering on an abyss of sorts. Scientists, in general, are starting to believe that we’re in the middle of an extinction level event; the sort of catastrophe that wiped the dinosaurs off the planet.

What is this traumatic event? What sort of catastrophe are we headed toward at mach-level speeds?

Humanity as a whole is swallowing up its natural resources, destroying them and tarnishing them at a rate too fast for them to replenish.



And the resource that’s taking the biggest and baddest beating?

Our oceans.

John F. Kennedy said:

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.

The waters that cover our globe, that support so much life, are being slowly but surely destroyed.

You’re probably familiar with many of the ways we’re hurting the oceans. We dump plastic into them. Giant companies spill millions of gallons of oil, destroying species and ruining ecosystems. We pour chemicals down the drain which are eventually funneled into the oceans. We don’t purchase seafood in a sustainable manner.

But there’s more.

Today, we are going to discuss a lesser known evil - one that we are just as guilty of producing - that’s insidiously, deliberately and continuously wearing down our ocean’s capacity to maintain life.

We’re talking about ocean acidification.