Disclosure: Links to products for sale may be affiliate links.

 

What Happens When a Major Carbon Sink is Full?

We might just be finding that one out, as Antartica’s Southern Ocean, which takes up about 15% of the world’s excess carbon dioxide, appears to be nearly saturated.

What this means, of course, is that it cannot absorb more carbon dioxide, and so more will stay in the air. Anyone care to consider what exactly that means? How about approximately?

Technorati Tags: carbon sink, antartica southern ocean