I was listening to a piece on the news this morning describing how oil production is up 6% in the US and wondered: If all this conversion of fossil solids and liquids (coal and petroleum) from the earth into gas (CO2+) is increasing the volume of earth's atmosphere? If so, what effects would this create? Is the atmosphere getting taller? Would atmostpheric pressure at the surface increase? Would all the additional CO2 dissolve into the world's waters at higher rates because of the elevated pressure? If so would this result in acidificaiton of these waters? What are the effects of that?