Essay on Ocean Acidification And Climate Issues

1205 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
I write to you today as an American citizen who is concerned with the future of this nation and the world. I am not a Democrat, a tree-hugger, or a person belonging to any other group or stereotype you may expect me to belong to. I am a Republican and a steadfast Republican at that. I belong to the party of “shut up and drill.” With that being said, the action by both parties to save planet Earth is not nearly great enough. Millennials, my generation, are being handed issues that are hundreds of years in the making. Today, I write to you to express my concern about one specific issue, ocean acidification.
Ocean acidification is often swept under the rug when it comes to talking about pollution and climate issues. It is a difficult concept to grasp and care about as we do not see it every day, however, it is a danger to not only our way of life but human life in general. Ocean acidification refers to a reduction in the pH of the ocean over an extended period of time, caused primarily by uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Humans have caused this, mankind is not only disturbing the ocean but in the end, we are disturbing ecosystems and our own lives. We are the only species who has the power to do this, consequently, we are the only species who can fix it.
The short story to this is that humans create a significant amount of carbon dioxide, while at the same time, do not allow natural processes to convert the carbon dioxide. Humans produce carbon dioxide in…

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