Ozone hole trims polar water’s CO2-absorbing power

Simulations also suggest that the dearth of ozone over Antarctica leads to ocean acidification

4:09pm, June 26, 2009

The ozone hole over Antarctica does more than let a little extra ultraviolet light reach ground level: It boosts ocean acidification in the waters surrounding the icy continent and reduces the amount of carbon dioxide emissions those waters can absorb.

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