Climate warming turning oceanic plankton microbes into Co2 emitters: Study


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A new study, published in Functional Ecology, has found that climate warming could cause plankton microbes abundantly present in the oceans, to turn from carbon sinks into carbon emitters. Instead of absorbing carbon dioxide, the researchers suggest that increasing temperatures are causing these plankton microbes to emit the same, which could potentially exacerbate the effects of climate change.