The ocean is taking up less carbon because of the warming caused by the carbon in the atmosphere.
Dr. Galen McKinley of UW-Madison.
It’s that simple.
A new study out from McKinley’s team has looked at almost 30 years of data from the Atlantic Ocean, covering a huge geographic area. In perhaps the largest study of its kind, previous doubts about the how the ocean is adapting to climate change have been squashed.
To put it simply: The ocean absorbs one third of the carbon dioxide we put in the atmosphere. It’s not absorbing as much as it used to. We’re still putting a bunch in the air. Do the math.
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