COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Carbon Sink Reborn: Oceanic CO2 Uptake Is Back
Description: As you all know, the ecosystem is like a giant human anti-lung - it breathes in the CO2 we exhale and helps produce oxygen. It turns out that the Southern Ocean seasonally absorbs significantly more CO2 than they release, higher than previous estimates. Most importantly, these seas remove a large part of the CO2 that human activities emit into the atmosphere, thereby slowing down the growth of this greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, which has been lessening the rate of climate change. [Source: Science 2.0]
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Source: Science 2.0
Publish Date: 9/11/2015
Reading Level: Basic
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