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Scientist Says Ozone Thinning Has Changed Ocean Circulation

January 31, 2013

map of Antarctica A hole in the Antarctic ozone layer has changed the way that waters in the southern oceans mix, a situation that has the potential to alter the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and eventually could have an impact on global climate change. Full Story

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Johns Hopkins University

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