Changing Seas

The Fate of Carbon

Season 9 Episode 3 | 27m 13s

For millennia, the exchange of CO2 between the oceans and atmosphere has been in balance. Now, with more anthropogenic carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the oceans are taking up more CO2   as well. This additional CO2 is negatively impacting sensitive ecosystems and scientists worry how changes to the ocean environment will affect the way carbon is cycled through the seas.

Aired: 06/28/17

Rating: NR

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Major funding for this program was provided by the Batchelor Foundation, encouraging people to preserve and protect America’s underwater resources. Additional funding was provided by Diver’s Direct/Emocean Sports, inspiring the pursuit of adventures and watersports; the Do Unto Others Trust, The William J. and Isobel G. Clarke Foundation, Lady Suzanna P. Tweed and Carleton Tweed Charitable Foundation, and by Skip and Diane Day.