This week’s climate doom and gloom story comes from the unsurprising source of the University of East Anglia, reported in an unsurprising place – the BBC website:
The amount of carbon dioxide being absorbed by the world’s oceans has reduced, scientists have said.
Results of their 10-year study in the North Atlantic show CO2 uptake halved between the mid-90s and 2000 to 2005.
The unusually restrained BBC Environment Analyst Roger Harrabin did however point out that it isn’t known whether this is due to climate change or natural variations.
There’s more, because on 17th May the BBC reported Polar ocean ‘soaking up less CO2’
One of Earth’s most important natural absorbers of carbon dioxide is failing to soak up as much of the greenhouse gas as it was expected to, experts say.
The decline of Antarctica’s Southern Ocean carbon “sink” – or reservoir – means that atmospheric CO2 levels may be higher in future than predicted.
Similar story, same libarary photograph of floating ice, with the addition of a mention of the other favourite – ocean ‘acidification.’