Key questions

1. What is the current degree of acidification and what level is it predicted to reach in the short, medium and long term, a range of anticipated global carbon emission scenarios?
2. Which organisms and ecosystems have been or will be impacted by ocean acidification? How soon will impacts manifest themselves and are any species or ecosystems likely to benefit?
3. How will ocean acidification interact with other ecosystem stressors (e.g. pollution, overfishing, ocean warming, hypoxia, etc.)
4. What capacity might organisms have to adapt to ocean acidification (i.e. via natural selection of resistant individuals over relevant timeframes)?
5. What are the social and economic implications of ocean acidification impacts?
6. What policy response is required?


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