Here is a video explaining how about 30% of atmospheric CO2 becomes dissolved into the world's oceans. Our oceans are an incredible buffer to the affects of atmospheric CO2 and combined with land plants, tend to reduce the overall effects of high CO2 in the atmosphere. However, this video shows how the CO2 from the atmosphere will continue dissolving into our oceans, creating carbonic acid and acidifying the ocean with time, creating huge problems for sea life with shells made of CaCO3.
As the ocean absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere, it's pH becomes lower and only minute changes in average pH can be catastrophic to marine organisms that have shells made of CaCO3. We are seeing some of these affects already, as the Great Barrier Reef and other reefs are becoming "bleached" with huge die-offs.
The buffering capacity of the world's oceans and plants are buying us time before CO2 concentrations reach more catastrophic events, but even these have their limits. Meanwhile some politicians still deny that climate change is real.
Maddalena Environmental Inc.