Ocean circulation slowdown may boost CO2, challenging carbon storage beliefs

The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel July 9, 2024, 11:00 AM UTC

Summary: A recent MIT study reveals that a slowdown in ocean circulation could increase atmospheric CO2 levels, challenging previous beliefs about carbon storage in the ocean. Weaker circulation may release more carbon due to a feedback loop involving iron and ligands. Urgent action to reduce emissions is crucial as relying on natural processes to mitigate climate change becomes less reliable. Proactive measures are essential to address the complex interactions between ocean processes and climate change.

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