Acidifying Oceans is a three-minute autorun film that features geologist Kevin Theissen at the University of St. Thomas explaining how humans are affecting the oceans, and what the threat is to our global oceans. The show is built around a dataset showing ocean acidification from 1884 to the present, and then projects levels out to the end of the current century. Dr. Theissen connects this global threat to his individual research on sequestering carbon, demonstrating the connection between large-scale challenges and individual research efforts.
Acidifying Oceans is one in a series of four SOS films that use data visualizations and actual scientists to tell stories about the impacts of climate change. No other single natural factor affects Earth as much as humans now do. Separately, each film stands alone, focusing on a single area of human impact, and features a researcher working in this area. Together, the films tell a bigger story about the human-generated effects of global climate change.