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17 July 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:24 GMT+2

March 15, 2019

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Every year the oceans absorb about 31% of the carbon dioxide emissions

From 1994 to the 2007 total it has been of 34 billion tons

From 1994 to the 2007 oceans they have absorbed 34 billion produced tons of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel, with an increase pairs to four times and until 2,6 billion tons per year regarding the period that goes from the industrial revolution of 1800 to 1994 when the total carbon absorption has been of 118 billion tons. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in collaboration with the publishing group Science, than precise evidences a new search realized from the American agency as such increment has happened in the presence of a percentage of the emissions absorbed from the oceans, pairs to 31% about, that he has remained relatively stable regarding the first survey of the carbon amount in the oceans published in 2004.

The new search emphasizes moreover that, if the absorption of carbon dioxide by the oceans reduces global warming, however the dissolved carbon dioxide in the seas provokes to the acidification of waters, putting in danger molluscs and corals and compromising the health of other marine species. "The increasing loaded with carbon dioxide in the oceans - Richard Feely of the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory of the NOAA has explained - is already having an impact on the shellfish culture, in particular along West Coast of the United States".

"A critical issue that deserves a continuous observation of the oceans - has added to Rik Wanninkhof, oceanographer near the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboraty of the NOAA - it is if this absorption can be supported and what could happen to the terrestrial atmosphere if the oceans were incapable to absorb the continuous carbon dioxide increase".

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