Oxy is acid
Oxy, as a prefix, means sharp, acute, or acid. Oxygen means acidic gas. Oxygen gas has a strong tendency to receive electrons. It is truly acidic. In the meantime, oceans are basic.
Before the emergence of life, the atmosphere, filled with hydrogen gas and CH4, as well as other gases, was basic and the ocean was acidic. Even today, waste water in mines is often acidic. How the emergence of life turned the acid basic properties of ocean and atmosphere upside down?
The essential raw material for life is carbon dioxide. The next essential raw material is hydrogen, which life gets from water. Oxygen, the waste material from water dehydrogenized, is released into the atmosphere. Overtime, oxygen oxygenizes, or acidifies the atmosphere. In the meantime, oceans are deoxygenized, or deacidified into a basic state.
PS: With or without life, solar energy will turn the atmosphere into positively charged or acidic, oceans into negatively charged or basic. How can we systematically utilize this gigantic energy resource?
See my earlier post: The earth is a gigantic battery
PS: The earth is a gigantic electric field. The earth is rotating and otherwise moving. The movement of electric field generates magnetic field. Or the electric field is symmetric, and its movement won’t generate magnetic field? My knowledge of physics fails me here. If anyone can tell me the result, I will be very grateful.