Quantitative estimates are difficult because of the lack of reliable data and the extreme complexity of biogeochemical cycles, especially at the sea-land and sea-atmosphere interfaces. Point and non-point source pollutions continue globally, resulting in the steady degradation of coastal and marine ecosystems.
The Task Force includes experts in climatology, hydrology, economics, marine fisheries, aquaculture, oceanography, and ecology. The task force is charged with providing New York with the tools and information to protect our natural resources from changing ocean chemistry and safeguard the long-term sustainability of our fisheries.
The Task Force members named to date are: When dissolved in water, atmospheric carbon dioxide forms carbonic acid. Increased levels of carbon dioxide are making ocean waters increasingly acidic. Ocean acidification can be further impaired by runoff and nutrient influx from land.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAAeach year the ocean absorbs approximately 25 percent of all the CO2 emitted by human activities, and ocean acidity has increased by about 30 percent since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
The current rate of change of ocean acidification is faster than any time on record and 10 times faster than the last major acidification event 55 million years ago.
The Atlantic Ocean along the Northeast U. Still under scientific study, it is believed that ocean acidification could have an adverse impact on the marine fisheries industry.
Assemblyman Steve Englebright, Chair of Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation, said, "One of the primary reasons I drafted this legislation is that we have a responsibility to prepare for the impacts of climate change, and that includes the impacts on the ocean.
With millions of New Yorkers living near the coast, this Task Force has some important work to do. Like climate change, the process of ocean acidification is invisible.
The work of the Ocean Acidification Task Force will bring the magnitude of this threat into plain sight and help us develop strategies to mitigate and adapt to ocean acidification.
I am confident that the Task Force participants will be up to the challenge and look forward to seeing their findings.The first book focusing on the ecological impacts of the Great Japan Earthquake and resulting tsunamis on coastal ecosystems Examines the Great East Japan Earthquake, one of the largest ecological disturbances in the past years Provides critical information on the ecological impacts of large.
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