Why a net-zero future depends on the ocean’s ability to absorb carbon

Date: February 23, 2021

Source: The Conversation
Author: Anya M. Waite, Brad deYoung, Chris Milley and Ian G. Stewart

Most of us growing up along Canada’s East Coast never worried about hurricane season. Except for those working at sea, we viewed hurricanes as extreme events in remote tropical regions, seen only through blurred footage of flailing palm trees on the six o’clock news.

Today, a warming ocean spins hurricanes faster, makes them wetter and drives them towards Atlantic Canada and even further inland. Hurricanes, winter storms and rising sea levels will continue to worsen unless we slow climate change.

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