Scientists to sea the future

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Scientists have developed “the next best thing to a time machine” to uncover the future of the country’s seas.

Heriot-Watt University said its new £25,000 laboratory will predict sea conditions in the next hundred years and measure the effects of rising water temperature and ocean acidification.

Dubbed “climate change’s evil twin”, ocean acidification is caused when carbon dioxide dissolves in sea water, forming carbonic acid.