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How a warming planet could speed up the southern seas

Thursday 30 Aug 18 10:00am

Beginning roughly 18,000 years ago, deep-ocean currents in the Pacific Ocean sped up drastically. This disturbance of the deep ocean caused carbon to flow from the sea into the atmosphere leading to even more warming.

 

AS THE PLANET warmed at the end of the last ice age, the abyssal Pacific circulation kicked into high gear.

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