A few hundred yards from the preceding scene, CO₂ bubbling from seafloor vents acidifies the water to levels that might one day prevail all over the oceans. Dull mats of algae replace the colorful diversity—"fair warning,“ says biologist Jason Hall-Spencer.
Read what anthropogenic acidification is doing to our oceans and how, by 2100, this scene could be widespread: The Acid Sea
Earlier that week Celie had journeyed from her neighbouring kingdom of Lumatere. She had arrived at the shore of the Main where the Grand Duchess and her two guests, were waiting to embark on a boat that would take them all to the isle. […]
In the grey haze of low filthy clouds, the castle seemed to appear and disappear as if playing with their minds.
–Ferragost (Lumatere Chronicles #2.5) by Melina Marchetta