Ocean - Carbon
The ocean removes some excess carbon from atmosphere, but not all of it. Storage of carbon in the ocean causes ocean acidification.
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A.1.6 It is virtually certain that the global upper ocean (0–700 m) has warmed since the 1970s and extremely likely that human influence is the main driver. It is virtually certain that human-caused CO2 emissions are the main driver of current global acidification of the surface open ocean.
Figure SPM.7: Cumulative anthropogenic CO2 emissions taken up by land and ocean sinks by 2100 under the five illustrative scenarios.
A.2.4 …surface open ocean pH as low as recent decades is unusual in the last 2 million years
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