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.
170 Notes/ Hide
- diamondheart31 reblogged this from jtotheizzoe
- 7thstudent likes this
- xchellerebelsx likes this
- thebemusedescapist likes this
- geandconcvima reblogged this from jtotheizzoe
- palpina likes this
- insurance0o0 likes this
- ytirucespkimer likes this
- bunniesincups reblogged this from climateadaptation
- somethinglickedthiswaycums reblogged this from jtotheizzoe
- mylenedavis likes this
- lennoxmeldrum reblogged this from emergentfutures
- trendsmodern reblogged this from emergentfutures
- anna4365 likes this
- namosays reblogged this from emergentfutures
- namosays likes this
- bungy32 reblogged this from emergentfutures
- emergentfutures reblogged this from climateadaptation
- jtotheizzoe posted this