Acid Ocean


Episode Description

As we burn fossil fuels, carbon dioxide is seeping into the oceans and creating an alarming, science-fiction scenario. It’s called ocean acidification. It could lead to a mass extinction of marine life, yet it is largely unknown to the public. In the Pacific Northwest, the Brothers meet scallop & mussel farmers who are already experiencing the impacts of this recent phenomenon and losing millions of dollars. Diving near a volcano in Italy that causes nearby waters to be naturally higher in acidity, the Brothers see first-hand what the rest of the ocean might look like in the future if the trend continues. Can we stop the problem of ocean acidification before it’s too late?

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11 comments on “Acid Ocean

  1. Hey,
    What are some solutions that people are making to deal with this problem and can we solve this problem?

  2. As the most ‘intelligent’ and capable species the human race is charged with stewardship of the planet. Rather poor showing so far. Thanks to the water brothers for their work. Without a thriving environment we are a shadow of what we could have been.

  3. Hi!
    I want to watch the Acid ocean episode but it won’t play. It says “Episode streaming currently only available in Canada” and I am in Canada! Help!

  4. I’d like to see you justify that chemistry “cannot be denied”. If that were the case, then all Chemistry PhD theses would be granted without scrutiny! Also, you make no measurable argument that would link a proposed “global” rise in ocean pH to the man-generated burning of hydrocarbons. Further, I would assume that you subscribe to the concept of evolution. How then, would the projected increase in jellyfish or disappearance of coral not be considered an evolutionary event by definition? Finally, does TVO propose that the episode,”Acid Ocean” be considered as reviewable science or as fantasy entertainment? Please don’t allow the prosperity of future generations to be ruined by junk science.