Evening @ Skidaway program examines the ‘other carbon problem’

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clifton Buck will present an Evening @ Skidaway program to describe the science behind the “other carbon problem” — ocean acidification — on Tuesday, August 14, in the McGowan Library on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411). The event will begin with a reception at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m.

Dr. Clifton Buck

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising rapidly. Carbon dioxide is a potent greenhouse gas and is the primary driver of global climate change. However, a warmer planet is just one change caused by fossil fuel combustion. Rising concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are also making the ocean more acidic, which is posing difficult challenges for plants and animals in the marine environment.

The program is open to the public, and admission is free. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, please call (912) 598-2325 or email mike.sullivan@skio.uga.edu.

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