Oceanographer Matthew Humphreys investigates the exchange of CO2 between the atmosphere and the oceans. The oceans take up about one-quarter of all our CO2 emissions. In that sense, they definitely keep us out of trouble. However, there is a drawback. This uptake of additional CO2 is acidifying the oceans. I focus on understanding those balances.
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