NASA and Scientists Worry For Carbon Dioxide

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In a conference in Paris later in November, NASA and scientists will discuss the effects of the other half of carbon dioxide emissions absorbed by the Earth to examine if the range absorbed is decreasing.

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According to NASA and Scientists, The Earth May Lose the Ability to Absorb CO2

The scientific community is working jointly with NASA to analyze how and where carbon is absorbed in land and sea. They hope to further investigate what changes in the ecosystems that absorb the other half of the carbon dioxide emissions in the planet. What exactly it means for world climate isn’t yet certain, but NASA and scientists are bringing in satellite missions, multi-year campaigns and new instruments for ISS in the upcoming years to examine the effects of this.

NASA and Scientists Receive Data From Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2

NASA has already acquired satellite data from the first year of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 Satellite, which was designed to measure CO2 from the top of the Earth’s atmosphere to the surface. This data will prompt NASA and scientists in the community to conduct field experiments to predict how carbon-absorbing systems respond to climate change.

Are Oceans Absorbing Less Carbon?

The scientific community is particularly concerned about the potential for the ocean’s rate of carbon absorption to reduce, as warming oceans and phytoplankton counts change. NASA and scientists are looking to study the areas where phytoplankton are most plentiful, specifically the North Atlantic in November.

Warming Climates Are Changing the Land Already

Nasa and Scientists are most worried that some regions, like the Arctic and forests that are prone to fires, could begin emitting more carbon emissions that they can absorb, and so, NASA is deplyoing its Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment, which will conduct a 10 year experiment to collect data on the status of carbon stores in Alaska and Canada.