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Liu, Yi; et al. (2020): Multicentury Climate Warming Slows Meridional Overturning Circulation, Sequestering Nutrients in the Deep Ocean and Reducing Uptake of Anthropogenic CO2

Liu, Yi, Jefferson Keith Moore, and Francois W. Primeau (2020): Multicentury Climate Warming Slows Meridional Overturning Circulation, Sequestering Nutrients in the Deep Ocean and Reducing Uptake of Anthropogenic CO2. Earth and Space Science Open Archive. January 4, 2020. https://www.essoar.org/doi/10.1002/essoar.10501562.1.

"This Community Earth System Model (CESM) simulation did not include active ice sheet dynamics, but the strong climate warming simulated would lead to large freshwater discharge from the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets. This would further stratify the polar regions, potentially leading to complete shutdown of the meridional overturning circulation. The impacts of this would be catastrophic as the hothouse Earth climate conditions could be extended for thousands of years, with widespread ocean anoxia developing, driving a mass extinction event."

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