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Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?

08 October 2019

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As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world is warming at an alarming rate, with devastating consequences. While our vast oceans are helping to take the heat out of climate change, new research shows that they are absorbing a lot more atmospheric carbon dioxide than previously thought – but these positives may be outweighed by the downsides.

Covering over 70% of Earth's surface, oceans play an extremely important role in our climate and in our lives.

Source: ESA

Image credit: Pixaby/dimitrisvetsikas196, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO - Sea roughness key to carbon flux

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