Antarctic Sea Ice as a “cork” to prevent CO2 release

Watts Up With That?

From the UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE and the “thank goodness Antarctic Sea Ice is growing” department comes this surprising finding.

Antarctic Sea Ice anomaly since 1979 to present. Note that it is currently summer in the southern hemisphere. Antarctic Sea Ice anomaly since 1979 to present. Note that it is currently summer in the southern hemisphere.

Melting of massive ice ‘lid’ resulted in huge release of CO2 at the end of the ice age

A new study reconstructing conditions at the end of the last ice age suggests that as the Antarctic sea ice melted, massive amounts of carbon dioxide that had been trapped in the ocean were released into the atmosphere.

The study includes the first detailed reconstruction of the Southern Ocean density of the period and identified how it changed as the Earth warmed. It suggests a massive reorganisation of ocean temperature and salinity, but finds that this was not the driver of increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The study, led by researchers from the…

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