The power of oceans: how much CO2 are they able to absorb

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Ocean Carbon Uptake. This is the expression used by scientists to explain how much CO2 emitted is absorbed by Oceans. Knowing the rate at which the oceans absorb carbon pollution is a key to understanding how fast climate change will occur. This is what a group of scientists, led by Tim DeVries is trying to do. On the other hand, understanding the impact of CO2 ocean uptake have in terms of ocean acidification is important too. Let’s see how Ocean Carbon Uptake work and how it is measured.

Who emits CO2?

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Almost all of us (perhaps 100% of the alphabetic population) know that Climate Change is caused by an increase of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere and that this is largely caused by the combustion of fossil sources (coal, oil, gas)... But What are the sectors which “emit” more? What the countries? Let's see ... but first ....

Climate Change (2018): the latest figures on temperature, CO2 concentration and arctic melting

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Climate Change has given birth to a big, global debate over the past 30-40 years. Although the scientific community, thanks to the numerous reports by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), agrees on the facts that 1) climate change exists, 2) climate change is caused by anthropogenic factors (by humans), 3) Climate change over the last 200 years has accelerated considerably (it is estimated that Cliamate Change is 170 times faster than in pre-industrial times), there are still people who deny these statements; they claims that climate change is natural and we cannot do anything to change the course of events. This article proposes an analysis of the three major measures (consequences/results) of Climate Change (CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, Global temperature, Arctic ice extent). It’s interesting to note that these three measures converge in one direction: Earth moves towards overheating with tight rhythms.