2017, Middle School, Art
With the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from human production, the dissolution of CO2 in the ocean - a massive carbon sink - raises the pH of the water, causing the bleaching of vibrant corals, the demise of marine wildlife, and the disruption of complex migratory patterns. The phenomenon we call acidification, an invisible plague, is seeping through the cracks. It is crucial that we realize that the ocean is a key component of the world; harm to the world is harm to the ocean and harm to the ocean is harm to the world. Ingenuity took us into age of climate change and only ingenuity will take us out. Now, with the possibility of cheaper, efficient, renewable energies, such as solar, wind, and fusion, we can diminish the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and reduce global warming and acidification. When our world has warmed, when our oceans have acidified, we search together, unyielding, over despair, with only the innovation and compassion of humanity as our deep hope.