Rising ocean acidity

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Channel 4 News science correspondent Tom Clarke reports from the Arctic, where scientists are investigating ocean acidification – one of the most disturbing consequences of climate change.

Five yeas ago, no one outside a very small group of ocean scientists had heard of ocean acidification.

Now, it’s one of the most worrying phenomena confronting those who care about the radical changes that seem to be happening on our planet. Worrying enough to compel a team of three UK scientists to camp on the sea ice floating on top of the Arctic Ocean for 35 days in conditions as tough as anywhere on the planet.

I’ve just returned from their camp where I was given exclusive access to this unique team who are trying to understand how this phenomenon might be impacting the Arctic Ocean