Coral Clues Hint at Looming Global Warming Spike

December 22, 2014 5:40 PM

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Coral Clues Hint at Looming Global Warming Spike

The Pacific Ocean can belch heat back into the atmosphere depending on the winds, a new record written in coral shows

Chemical clues in skeletons produced by coral growing at Kiribati contain a newly discovered warning. They caution of a global climate system that’s capable of drawing decades’ worth of hoarded heat out of the Pacific Ocean, and belching it back into the atmosphere.

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