There's good news for folks worried that atmospheric CO2
levels in the Arctic have passed 400ppm
for the first time: a vast CO2
-sucking phytoplankton bloom has been discovered beneath Arctic ice – and it may thank global warming for its presence.
"This wasn't just any phytoplankton bloom," Stanford University marine scientist Kevin Arrigo told The Christian Science Monitor
. "It was literally the most intense phytoplankton bloom I've ever seen in my 25 years of doing this type of research."