Weaker ocean circulation may release more carbon into atmosphere

Tech Explorist July 8, 2024, 01:00 PM UTC

Summary: A study by an MIT researcher suggests a weaker ocean circulation could release more carbon into the atmosphere, challenging previous assumptions. Weakening circulation may reduce the ocean's ability to store carbon, potentially impacting climate change mitigation strategies. The study highlights the complex interplay of ocean factors affecting carbon release. Understanding these dynamics is crucial for addressing climate change effectively. The research emphasizes the need for proactive emission reduction measures.

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