Global warming computer prediction models are only as good as their input, and it appears they need more adjusting. A new study has found the ocean’s biological pump captures twice as much carbon as previously thought.
Measurements of carbon captured in the ocean should be taken where the ocean’s sunlit zone disappears, the study says. Previous models used 450 feet as a set reference depth, but the new study took into account the true variable depth between 100 and 550 feet.
How it works: Plankton die or are consumed in a daily cycle that moves carbon from the from the surface to the deep ocean. A “marine snowfall” occurs trapping most of the ocean’s carbon in deep waters where it is stored for hundreds to thousands of years.
While G7 leaders (minus President Trump) discuss environmental justice, real efforts continue to clean up ocean plastic.
The nonprofit group The Ocean Cleanup is set to begin cleanup operations in the Pacific. In 2013, 18-year-old Boyan Slat proposed using the ocean’s currents to expedite a cleanup of the 1.8 trillion tons of plastic trash. More information at The Ocean Cleanup.
A winter storm hits the U.S. northeast this week, instructing shocked millenials the climate always changes. On Nov. 11, 1911 some temperatures dropped more than 70 degreesin hours. A swift cold front brought arctic air into the Great Plains.
Oklahoma City set a record high of 83 degrees, then recorded a record low of 17 degrees before midnight.
President Trump signed the “Save Our Seas Act” on Thursday which funds marine debris cleanup through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program. Mainstream media ran a stock AP story on the signing then buried the news. Read more at Breitbart.com