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  1. Aug 2014
    1. When CO2 dissolves in water, we are NOT adding acid to the water.

      CO2 does increase the acidity when dissolved in water. For reference, see for instance "Once dissolved in seawater, CO2 gas reacts with water to form carbonic acid" in Doney et al (2008) http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev.marine.010908.163834