The Ocean Holds 50 Times More Carbon Than the Atmosphere

The ocean will quell some of our mitigation efforts in the future

Luke Gloege, Ph.D.
Apr 24 · 3 min read
Photo by Joseph Barrientos on Unsplash

Estimates from the most recent Global Carbon Budget put the total amount of carbon in the ocean at 38,700 gigatons (Gton) and 860 Gton in the atmosphere. To put these numbers into perspective, 1 Gton of carbon added to the atmosphere increases the carbon…