The ocean as climate saviour? How the ocean should absorb (even) more carbon dioxide
The new "World Ocean Review", produced with support from GEOMAR, presents the latest knowledge on marine processes for carbon dioxide removal
15.11.2023/Hamburg/Kiel. How can humans effectively limit climate change? The top priority is certainly to take measures to avoid greenhouse gas emissions. However, it is now also a fact that we will have to remove large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the coming decades and store it safely. Can or even must the ocean help us with this task? The new "World Ocean Review" explains this question based on the role of the ocean in the Earth's carbon cycle and presents the benefits, risks and gaps in knowledge of the most important ocean-based processes for carbon dioxide removal. Can and do we really want to change the ocean even more profoundly for climate protection purposes? Researchers from GEOMAR also contributed to the eighth edition of the "World Ocean Review".
The World Ocean Review 8 is currently only available in German.
Further information can be found in the German news.