Ocean circulation slowing, impacting climate change mitigation efforts

India Today July 9, 2024, 12:00 PM UTC

Summary: A study by MIT researcher Jonathan Lauderdale challenges assumptions about ocean circulation's role in climate change mitigation. Published in Nature Communications, the research reveals a feedback loop involving iron availability, upwelling carbon, and ligands, potentially leading to increased carbon release as circulation weakens. This finding emphasizes the need for proactive measures to reduce carbon emissions due to the ocean's reduced capacity as a carbon sink.

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