A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change is already discernible in some parts of the world and should be evident across large regions of the oceans between 2030 and 2040. — The National Center for Atmospheric Research in a press release on April 27th.
Loss of oxygen in the world’s oceans. It’s one of those really, really bad effects of a human-forced warming of our world. One of the those climate monsters in the closet that Steve Pacala talks about. The kind of thing we really don’t want to set loose on our world.
Deoxygenated Oceans as Major Killing Mechanism During Hothouse Extinctions
The damage caused by ocean oxygen loss is multi-variant and wide-ranging. The most obvious harm comes in the form of generating environments in which oxygen-dependent life in the oceans can no longer breathe. Any living creature that…
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