COSEE Ocean Systems: News
The deep ocean under climate change
Description: The deep ocean absorbs vast amounts of heat and carbon dioxide, providing a critical buffer to climate change but exposing vulnerable ecosystems to combined stresses of warming, ocean acidification, deoxygenation, and altered food inputs. Explicit recognition of deep-ocean climate mitigation and inclusion in adaptation planning by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change could help to expand deep-ocean research and observation and to protect the integrity and functions of deep-ocean ecosystems. [Source: Science / AAAS]
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Source: Science / AAAS
Publish Date: 11/23/2015
Reading Level: Expert
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