PEI Faculty Seminar: Ocean Acidification
François M.M. Morel, the Albert G. Blanke, Jr., Professor of Geosciences and professor of geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute, will discuss the acidification of the world’s oceans due to human-made carbon dioxide in the lecture, “Ocean Acidification,” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Guyot Hall, Room 10. Morel is the third speaker in the Fall 2017 PEI Faculty Seminar Series. Lunch will be served at noon in the Guyot Atrium.
The world’s oceans absorb about a quarter of the carbon dioxide (CO2) humans release into the atmosphere every year. This acidic CO2 alters the chemistry of our oceans, which in turn affects ocean processes and the health of marine life. Morel will discuss how ocean acidification driven by increasing levels of CO2 is changing how the world’s oceans function — and the plants and animals that live in them.
This event is free to the public.
You can watch entire recorded seminar on Youtube
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