Climate Change

The ocean’s ability to absorb harmful C02 fluctuates over time, study finds

Coral reefs are seen along the front of the U.S. Marine base Camp Schwab, off the tiny hamlet of Henoko in Nago on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa in this aerial view taken October 13, 2009. A U.S. diplomat said on Thursday that Washington was "fully committed" to its alliance with Japan, as the two governments prepared for a visit by President Barack Obama that has been clouded by a feud over a U.S. Marine base. Picture taken October 13, 2009. REUTERS/Kyodo (JAPAN POLITICS MILITARY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN - GM1E5B5185R01

More research on the ocean’s changing carbon sink is needed to make climate predictions more accurately. Image: REUTERS/Kyodo

Sonia Fernandez
Engineering and Public Affairs Writer, University of California, Santa Barbara
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