The Global View

Uh oh – are the oceans packing up?

Greenbang is a bit freaked out by this story from Reuters

The world’s oceans appear to be soaking up less carbon dioxide, new environmental research has shown, a development that could speed up global warming.

A 10-year study by researchers from the University of East Anglia has shown that the uptake of CO2 by the North Atlantic ocean halved between the mid-1990s and 2002-2005.

“Such large changes are a tremendous surprise,” said Dr Ute Schuster, who will publish the findings with professor Andrew Watson in the Journal of Geophysical Research next month.