Monday 26 November 2012

News review: done by Kai Yi

Summary: Scientists have found that marine snails in seas around Antarctica are being affected due to ocean acidification. Ocean acidification is a result of additional carbon dioxide being absorbed by the waters because of the burning of fossil fuels. It has led to snails' shells being corroded. Marine snails are an important link in the oceanic food chain. Hence if this situation prolongs they will make a great impact to other parts of the food web of the ocean life.
Opinion: In my opinion, I feel that the root cause of the marine snails’ shells being corroded is mainly due to human’s activities. The burning of fossil fuels and deforestation leads to the ocean waters absorbing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere resulting in ocean acidification. If this situation prolongs, there would be an increase in the harmful effects of global warming and the marine life would also be greatly affected. I think that since Science technology is so advanced nowadays, man should use it to invent methods that would help the to reduce the negative impacts of global warming and save Mother Earth.

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