Monday 11 June 2007

CO2 sponge losing ability to soak up extra emissions

As predicted by the majority of the scientists who are actively involved in climate change research, the world appears to suffering from a feedback loop, whereby an increase in the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, means the earth is less able to deal with the CO2, thus exacerbating the problem.

The Southern Ocean which traditionally has been able to soak up a proportion of the CO2 that the earth generates, has not been able to keep up with the increase in CO2, meaning that the other natural spongues such as the forests will have more difficulty in keeping up.

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