Today’s Factismal: Ocean water has gotten 40% cloudier since 1950.
One way or another, we all depend on the ocean. It feeds us with fish, provides us with water thanks to storms, and transports heat from the equator to the poles using currents and really, really big storms. But most importantly, the ocean takes up nearly a third of the carbon dioxide that is created on Earth. (The ocean puts out lots of CO2, but it takes in even more so that it is a net sink.)
The ocean removes CO2 from the air by two main methods. First, it just soaks in the CO2 much as a sponge soaks in water and for much the same reason; there’s so much of it outside that some gets pushed inside. (In science-speak, that’s “the partial…
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