Ocean uptake of carbon dioxide could drop as carbon emissions are cut: Shrinkage due to COVID-19 may provide case in point

The ocean is so sensitive to declining greenhouse gas emissions that it immediately responds by taking up less carbon dioxide, says a new study. The authors say we may soon see this play out due to the COVID-19 pandemic lessening global fuel consumption; they predict the ocean could take up less carbon dioxide in 2020 than in 2019.