This commentary was written and posted at http://t.co/Pj33Ihi0 in response to an Opinion piece by Roger Bradbury that appeared in the New York Times on July 13th 2012. You can find the original opinion article at http://nyti.ms/SsXfT9.
Some of the threats posed by climate change can appear rather esoteric or abstract. One of these is ocean acidification – it is not immediately obvious why we should care. A recent paper by Sara Cooley and colleagues give a good example of why the threat of changing ocean chemistry matters.
How many of us have been told at some point in our lives “don’t worry…there’s plenty more fish in the sea”?
This old proverb might comfort us for disappointment in love, but taken in its most literal sense, few people seem to believe it.