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Posted Mon Jan 12 2009: from
Climate change fears spiral as warmer seas 'absorbing less carbon dioxide'
Warmer waters -- themselves said to be the result of the changing climate -- are believed to have caused the decline. Samples taken from the Sea of Japan last year were compared with analysis of water collected in the past. The findings suggest that it is absorbing only half as much carbon dioxide as during the 1990s. It could mean that governments would have to increase targets for cutting carbon emissions more sharply than previously thought. Scientists believe that a slight change in the temperature of the water appears to have reduced a process known as "ventilation" which helps reabsorb about a quarter of the carbon dioxide produced around the world.
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The good news: less ocean acidification. The bad news: more global warming.
Later in the article, it says scientists "found low levels of carbon in deeper water -- suggesting that it is not being mixed as it was in the past -- while overall levels were lower." This actually scares me anew: if the water isn't mixing as in the past, then the temperature layers may end up exacerbating heating itself. Ow -- that one hurts.

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