Saturday, March 4, 2023

Norwergian Blue Carbon

Dagbladet / 1 Mar 2023 / Dette redder Norge (orgininal in Norwegain)

For the first time, scientists have calculated how much carbon the [Norwegain] ocean takes up

A healthy and lush kelp forest outside Å in Lofoten. Photo: Fredrik Myhre, WWF World Wide Fund for Nature
Highlights from new research on Norwegain blue carbon:
  • For the first time, researchers have calculated how much carbon eelgrass, kelp forests and the like have taken up and stored along the coastal zone in Norway: Around 137 million tonnes of carbon.
  • The ocean absorbs more than we emit, and is around 4.5 per cent of Norway's total CO2 emissions, and it is stored permanently.