Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Biogeosciences, 15, 1721–1732, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1721-2018

Special issue: The Ocean in a High-CO2 World IV

Biogeosciences, 15, 1721–1732, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1721-2018
Research article
22 Mar 2018
Research article | 22 Mar 2018

Carbon–climate feedbacks accelerate ocean acidification

Richard J. Matear and Andrew Lenton

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We show climate–carbon feedbacks accelerate and enhance ocean acidification. Such an acceleration of ocean acidification may further undermine the ability of marine biota to adapt to the changing environment. Our study also identifies the need to use Earth system models to make future ocean acidification projections (relevance to AR6) and the need to reduce the uncertainty in the climate–carbon feedbacks.
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