climate change

13 August, 2018

Source: Phys Org 
Author: Oregon State University

Long before humans started injecting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal, the level of atmospheric CO2 rose significantly as the Earth came out of its last ice age. Many scientists have long suspected that the source of that carbon was from the deep sea.

Continue reading Scientists trace atmospheric rise in CO2 during deglaciation to deep Pacific Ocean

7 July, 2017

Source: GreenBiz
Author: Erik Vance

Imagine sinking into the deepest parts of the Central Pacific Ocean, somewhere between Mexico and Hawaii. Watch as the water turns from clear to blue to dark blue to black. And then continue on for 15,000 feet to the seafloor — roughly the distance from the peak of California’s Mount Whitney to the bottom of nearby Death Valley. 

Continue reading In the depths of the oceans, business as usual takes a toll