Is there a quick fix for ocean acidification?

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The ocean is getting more and more acidic.

Can we solve it by emptying a giant bottle of antacid into the ocean?

Acidification is threatening the ocean’s ability to pull carbon dioxide out of our atmosphere, so scientists and startups are looking to ocean-sized antacids to raise its pH.

While they might not be the ultimate solution to our climate crisis problem, the antacids could have a hand in helping our oceans rebound.

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