Another detrimental effect of CO2 that I did not know:
In 50 to 100 years, the outer skeletons of some marine organisms may begin to dissolve and no longer be able to form. The cause ? Acidification of seawater, caused by the uptake by the oceans of increasing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This work, carried out by an international team composed in particular of researchers from three French laboratories, is published in the journal Nature of September 29, 2005.