Gert-Jan Reichart: ‘The oceans are mega important’
The ocean is the most important buffer for CO2 and global warming
5% of the biologically available carbon circulates in the atmosphere, the biosphere (plants and animals) and the soil.
95% of the biologically available carbon on earth circulates in the ocean.
3% of the extra heat due to the greenhouse effect is absorbed by the atmosphere, continents and melting ice caps.
97% of the extra heat due to CO2 emissions from fossil fuels is absorbed by the oceans.