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In this essay I am going to evaluate a range of sources that cover the topic of the impact of humans on ocean acidification and summarise the pros and cons of each source type.

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  • Essay length: 1784 words
  • Submitted: 16/11/2011
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University Degree Environmental & Physical Geography

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4SSG1008

Geography Tutorials: Critical Thinking and Techniques

Geography Tutorial Group G1

Submission Date: 17th October 2011

Assignment 1: Evaluation of Sources

Topic: "the impact of humans on ocean acidification"

Word Count: 1116

Introduction

The term ocean acidification is used to describe the ongoing decrease in ocean pH caused by human CO2 emissions, such as the burning of fossil fuels (UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme, 2011). In this essay I am going to evaluate a range of sources that cover the topic of the impact of humans on ocean acidification and summarise the pros and cons of each source type.

Discussion

Articles published in peer-reviewed journals are considered to be of the highest quality. They must undergo a thorough review process, with multiple professional experts and reviewers involved. As a result of their expertise, data can be presented in a clear, factual and appropriate way. The use of peer review conveys a variety of opinions that can help remove any personal biases and at the same, highlight new ideas and innovation.

The three journal articles I examined: (Hoegh-Guldberg et al., 2008),

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