Daniel Li, Jesus Sambrine, Brandon Sassouni
Global warming and ocean acidification, the uptake of carbon dioxide by the earth’s oceans, are both serious environmental problems. The main objective of this research project is to understand how one’s perception of global warming relates to one’s knowledge and awareness of ocean acidification. An extensive survey was created to assess people’s knowledge and perceptions of global warming and ocean acidification. This survey was distributed using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, which allowed people from all over the world to respond to the survey. The anticipated result from this project is that people who had a solid knowledge of global warming are more likely to know about ocean acidification compared to those who do not and that global warming is more of a concern to the public than ocean acidification is.