Faster winds = less carbon absorbed by southern seas

Great, another positive feedback loop increasing Co2 in the atmosphere and increasing temperatures! Time to get ANY alternative ‘clean’ energy systems in place and ramp up the biochar, especially across our farmlands.

Again, climate was the reason, but this time suspicion fell on a human-induced change. One of the effects of ozone depletion is to strengthen the winds circling the south pole (see Southern bellwether), and global warming is expected to do something similar. The effect of these strengthened winds whipping across the sea surface is to bring deeper, more carbon-rich water up from below, thus reducing the surface layer’s capacity to absorb more CO2 from the air.

via Climate change: What lies beneath | The Economist.

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