If The Oceans Keep Heating Up, Ocean Life Could Stop Making Oxygen
Tiny organisms called phytoplankton make more than half of the oxygen in our atmosphere, but a new study says warmer oceans could put an end to that.By Steven Sparkman | December 1, 2015
There are a lot of climate change predictions that sound like doomsday scenarios, and most of them involve the ocean.
We've all heard how a rising ocean could swallow up miles of coastline or how a warmer, more acidic ocean could lead to mass die-offs among sea creatures. (Video via NASA)
Now there's a new threat to add to the list: a warming ocean actually robbing us of breathable air.