Ocean currents slowing, impacting phytoplankton growth, increasing CO2 release

Tech Times July 9, 2024, 02:00 PM UTC

Summary: A recent study by MIT reveals slowing ocean currents are reducing nutrient upwelling, impacting phytoplankton growth and increasing CO2 release, potentially worsening climate change. This change in the Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) system could lead to more CO2 in the atmosphere, intensifying global warming. Urgent action is needed to reduce emissions and mitigate the effects on climate change.

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