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The oceans store more carbon than thought — but not enough to save the planet

Stormy seas in the Southern Ocean

The Southern Ocean. An analysis that includes data on marine salinity concludes that the global ocean holds more carbon than previously estimated. Credit: Peter Barritt/Alamy

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Nature 610, 10 (2022)



  1. Terhaar, J., Frölicher, T. L., & Joos, F. Biogeosciences 19, 4431–4457 (2022).

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