This is the second of a two-part series on climate change. Part I: What’s happening to our oceans
By: Peter Gleick The oceans are warming, and scientists say the problem is far from over.
But what exactly is going on?
What’s driving the problem?
What’s the threat to coral reefs?
What is causing global warming?
And what is the best way to mitigate it?
In Part II, I will discuss the potential impacts of global warming on the oceans and the importance of coral reefs.
Part III will focus on how coral reefs are already being impacted by climate change, and what the impacts of climate change will be on coral reefs going forward.
The oceans are rapidly warming due to two different factors.
First, carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is increasing.
As CO2 levels rise, the oceans absorb more and more of the heat from Earth.
As a result, oceans are becoming more acidic, which means they absorb more CO2 and release more of it back into the atmosphere.
This results in more water that is more likely to freeze, which can further increase the rate at which the oceans heat up.
This can make the oceans warmer.
Second, there is also more and less sunlight hitting the Earth’s surface.
As the Earth warms, its surface becomes warmer, and as that warming happens, it heats the oceans.
As more water heats up the oceans, more and further below the surface, the water starts to freeze.
This increases the rate of warming and can make them warmer, as well.
As the oceans get warmer, the amount of water below the ocean surface rises.
As it gets warmer, it can become more dense, and thus more dense it can absorb more water, which further increases the heat that can be absorbed.
As water gets denser, it also absorbs more heat.
As such, the warmer the water, the more heat it absorbs.
The problem is, as we all know, the heat and heat that is absorbed by the water increases with time, which is why it gets hotter as the oceans warm up.
As oceans get hotter, the Earth becomes more crowded, with more heat absorbing and less absorbing heat absorbing surfaces, and this heat is trapped in the ocean as heat.
The water at the surface of the ocean will start to freeze more, and more ice crystals form on the ocean floor.
The resulting heat is stored in the ice, which then expands in the depths of the oceans to form glaciers and ice sheets.
As water warms more, it is going to accumulate more CO 2 in the oceans , and that’s why we see warming over the oceans becoming more extreme.
As this is happening, CO 2 is also releasing into the air.
As we’ve seen, the CO 2 from burning fossil fuels is also trapping heat in the earth, and the more we burn fossil fuels, the hotter the world gets.
As that temperature rises, CO2 in the air is released into the world’s atmosphere.
As global warming continues, CO