We have to leave "The Rock." And I don't mean leaving earth, although that might be a solution if it were possible. "The Rock" we have to leave is a metaphorical one, but real none-the-less.
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Acidifying oceans, a result of the same carbon dioxide pollution that is warming our planet, is a problem of multiple dimensions.
Leading marine scientists are deeply concerned that the oceans are 30% more acidic today than they were during pre-industrial times -- and that number is rising quickly.
As Secretary of Commerce, Bill Richardson can position the US as a leader on international ocean issues. He is a big-picture person, someone who understands the global stage.
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