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Climate Change Is Not Causing Wildfires or Ocean Acidification (Guest: Genesis Torres)

July 6, 2020

Increasing carbon dioxide levels is benefiting life on earth and is not causing an increase in wildfires or ocean acidification.

Carbon dioxide is vital to life on earth. Contrary to media reports, there is no evidence that increasing levels of carbon dioxide are causing wildfires to become more frequent and severe. In addition, the oceans are not acidifying as ocean PH is far above what would count as acidic.

Author
H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org