Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification

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This groundbreaking NRDC documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which may soon challenge marine life on a scale not seen for tens of millions of years. The film, featuring Sigourney Weaver, originally aired on Discovery Planet Green.

Acid Test is a groundbreaking documentary produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) that explores ocean acidification and what it means for thousands of marine species. The documentary will kick off Planet Green's Blue August month, featuring documentaries and special episodes on water-related environmental issues.

Pollution from carbon dioxide is causing an increase in ocean acidity. In fact, our oceans have absorbed a quarter of all carbon dioxide emissions produced by burning fossil fuels since the Industrial Revolution. As a result, our oceans' acidity levels have increase by 30%. Conditions like these have not existed since the extinction of the dinosaurs.

What does this mean to us and the marine species that inhabit our oceans? Will ocean species be able to adapt? How can we stop the rise of ocean acidity? Acid Test explores these issues, then reveals how to take action today to stop the creation of an uninhabitable ocean.

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