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Global Warming May Be Delayed By Increase In Ocean Silica

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June 19, 2000
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Increasing amounts of silica in the ocean may be removing large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, slowing its overall build-up and delaying the onset of global warming. According to Boston College Geologist Kevin G. Harrison, writing in the June 2000 issue of Paleoceanography, an increase in ocean silica levels also could explain why atmospheric carbon dioxide levels decreased by 30 percent during glacial times, a significant change that has perplexed scientists for decades.

Boston College scientist's 'silica hypothesis' addresses atmospheric CO2 decrease during ice ages and discusses implications for slowing the rise of atmospheric CO2 today


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