Oceans bearing the brunt of our relentless carbon emissions

By Ken Caldiera
May 4 2016 - 10:00am
"This year has been just about the worst ever for coral bleaching."
"This year has been just about the worst ever for coral bleaching."

On a cold morning, when my home heater kicks on, natural gas burns and a plume of carbon dioxide streams out of my chimney and into the sky. When I make my morning toast, there is a power plant somewhere providing electricity to my toaster that is burning gas or coal and releasing giant plumes of carbon dioxide into the air. Much of this CO₂ will remain in the atmosphere for many thousands of years.

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