Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Indian ocean sinks huge amounts of carbon emissions

Our oceans are the largest absorbers of carbon dioxide (CO2), and they (together with forests) play a vital role in global fight against climate change. Are all oceans equally important in sinking the carbon emissions from the atmosphere? Well, if the results of the latest international study are true, then the answer is no they're not.

According to the latest study resulting from the joined work which included 400 scientists from 10 countries Indian Ocean absorbs three times more carbon dioxide than the Atlantic Ocean.

Why is that? Professor Carlos Duarte explained this by saying that this is because of the proliferation of a particular kinds of algae called diatoms. Diatoms are one of the most common types of phytoplankton which contribute up to 45% of the total oceanic primary production.

Many scientists across the globe have been lately putting more efforts into ocean research because they are aware that oceans are our most important ally in fight against climate change.

World must gain a better knowledge about natural defense systems against climate change such as oceans and forests because climate change impact is constantly growing in strength.

Improving our knowledge is the only way to success in fight against climate change, and so the scientists around the world need to share their data and work together in order to find the adequate solutions against climate change.

Climate change is global issue that can be solved only at global level, and world leaders need to be aware of that. Sadly, when it comes to politics individual interests still outweigh global interest, and world leaders will continue to care very little about the carbon sinking ability that our oceans posses.

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