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Elements S3 • E44

The World’s Seafloor Is Rapidly Dissolving, Here’s Why

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Published on Dec 4, 2018

Climate change doesn’t just hit our atmosphere, it’s also making parts of our ocean floor disappear.

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A Blanket Around The Earth
https://climate.nasa.gov/causes/
“Most climate scientists agree the main cause of the current global warming trend is human expansion of the greenhouse effect — warming that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space.”

Marine Sediments – Formation and Distribution
http://ocean.stanford.edu/courses/bom...
“When I think of the floor of the deep sea, the single, overwhelming fact that possesses my imagination is the accumulation of sediments. I see always the steady, unremitting, downward drift of materials from above, flake upon flake, layer upon layer – a drift that has continued for hundreds of millions of years, that will go on as long as there are seas and continents..... For the sediments are the materials of most stupendous snowfall the Earth has ever seen...”

Climate Change: Ocean Heat Content
https://www.climate.gov/news-features...
“The ocean is the largest solar energy collector on Earth. Not only does water cover more than 70 percent of our planet’s surface, it can also absorb large amounts of heat without a large increase in temperature…”

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