Looking to Our Ocean for Climate Solutions

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As greenhouse gasses warm our planet, our ocean plays a significant role in regulating heat and absorbing carbon dioxide - absorbing a third of the carbon and more than 90% of the extra heat we add to our atmosphere. There are consequences to this, as scientists track warming temperatures, depleting oxygen zones, a more acidic ocean, and rising sea levels. The ocean can also be a potential solution if we can leverage the ocean’s existing ability to remove carbon dioxide. In this panel, leading ocean experts will discuss the ocean’s role in climate, the potential for ocean-based carbon dioxide removal, and a code of conduct for CO2 removal that could maximize collective societal and environmental benefit for our ocean planet.

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Ken Buesseler

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Margaret Leinen

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego

Susan Lozier

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Somini Sengupta

The New York Times

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