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Ocean Circulation May Have Released CO2 at End of Ice Ages

At the end of each ice age, the ocean exhales carbon dioxide. Scientists believe this explains the difference in atmospheric CO2 concentrations between ice ages, which have lower concentrations of carbon dioxide, and warmer, more CO2-saturated periods like the one … Continue reading

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Antarctic sea-ice expansion

Changes in sea ice significantly modulate climate change because of its high reflective and strong insulating nature. In contrast to Arctic sea ice, sea ice surrounding Antarctica has expanded1, with record extent2 in 2010. This ice expansion has previously been … Continue reading

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Oceans continue to warm

When discussing global warming, the public eye is mostly directed to global average surface air temperatures, but that’s just one slice of the climate pie. If you haven’t noticed, the ocean is awfully big, and it holds a great deal more … Continue reading

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What is the ocean acidification?

Carbon dioxide has been emitted into the atmosphere at ever increasing levels since the Industrial Revolution. The ocean absorbs about one-quarter of the carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere by human activities. The absorption of carbon dioxide by the ocean triggers a … Continue reading

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