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Breaking: Acidity levels in California coastal waters are rising at a rate double that of the global average, threatening major fisheries and sounding the alarm that the ocean can absorb only so much more of the world’s carbon emissions.
 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-12-16/ocean-acidification-california 

A study led by NOAA also made an unexpected connection between acidification and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, a climate cycle that other scientists say has played a big role in increasing rates of sea level rise affecting California.
 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-12-16/ocean-acidification-california 

Restoring the ocean’s kelp forests and other marine vegetation will help sequester some of this carbon, but ultimately, how much worse this all gets depends on the choices people make in the next decade.
 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-12-16/ocean-acidification-california 

Efforts to rein in human-produced greenhouse gases play a significant role in temperature, wind patterns, acidification and how fast the sea will rise.
 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-12-16/ocean-acidification-california 

This climate pattern has already been connected to shifts in sea level rise and other effects along the West Coast.

The coastline is eroding with every tide and storm, but everything built before we knew better is fixed in place with nowhere to go.
 https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-sea-level-rise-california-coast/ 


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