Posted February 05, 2019 12:00:00The question of how much carbon the Earth can safely store has been debated for decades.
Some have claimed the Earth’s carbon dioxide levels are low, others say they are high.
The issue was raised again in the wake of the BP oil spill, with many questioning the scientific validity of global warming.
But the answer to this question has remained largely unchanged for decades, at least as far as carbon dioxide emissions.
Scientists have long known that the amount of carbon dioxide in the air is a key factor for climate change.
However, it has never been clear exactly how much CO2 is released into the atmosphere.
So it was with the new study published in the journal Nature Communications.
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, looked at how much greenhouse gases the Earth emits into the air, using a technique called hydroborating oxidation, or HOX.
The process involves extracting CO2 from the atmosphere using steam and carbon dioxide.
To do this, the researchers had to first collect carbon dioxide from the ground and then convert it into a liquid.
This process is known as gas chromatography.
The researchers then analyzed the carbon dioxide that was left after the CO2 was extracted.
They determined that CO2 levels are about the same as they are in the environment.
This suggests that the greenhouse gas is in relatively small quantities in the Earth.
The research also found that, even after a significant increase in CO2 in the past few decades, the amount released into Earth’s atmosphere has not changed significantly.
In fact, the increase in greenhouse gases since the 1980s has been much greater than the increase over the previous 30 years.
This raises the question of why we are still breathing CO2 today.
The researchers say that the main reason for this is that, while the atmospheric concentration of CO2 has increased by about 1,200 parts per million (ppm) in the last decade, it still does not seem to be enough to alter the balance of carbon and water in the ocean.
What are the risks?
The study authors said that the increased greenhouse gas concentrations in the oceans could pose risks to organisms and marine life, especially in areas where CO2-rich waters are present.
For example, the study said that an increase in ocean acidification could affect the fish species that depend on CO2 for their food source.
This is because, when ocean acidifies, CO2 reacts with more carbonate minerals in the rocks and other organic material in the water.
Acidification can lead to more acidity and, therefore, more CO2, which can eventually lead to an increase of ocean acidity, said co-author and marine ecologist Eric Tewksbury, a professor of biological sciences at the University at Buffalo.
Another potentially troubling consequence of an increase or decrease in the concentration of carbon in the sea is that this could lead to a decrease in nutrients for plankton, which are the building blocks of corals and other marine life.
This is because a decrease of plankton in a marine ecosystem can lead a species to become more vulnerable to predators.
“If you increase the carbon in an ecosystem, then the predators become more aggressive,” Tewmsbury said.
“This could lead species to die out.”
The researchers noted that the rate of increase in the amount and concentration of greenhouse gases in the seas is similar to what happened during the industrial era.
However and because the rate is accelerating, it is possible that human activity, or our current emissions, are increasing the rate at which we release greenhouse gases into the environment and ocean.
This means that, as we increase our carbon emissions, the Earth is actually releasing more greenhouse gases.
Tewmatsbury said, “The Earth will be warming, but it’s not a temperature increase.”