The world’s oceans could become one of the most energy-rich places on Earth by the end of the century, thanks to solar power, according to a new study.
The research, published today in Nature Climate Change, suggests that the planet’s oceans would become as energy-hungry as land in 2050.
The study is based on a model developed by a group of international researchers, including an Australian research team, that found that by 2050, the planet will need to double the energy output of its oceans to offset the impact of climate change, according the report.
In their model, researchers assumed that by 2030, the global economy would have become more energy-efficient and the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere would be lower than in the past.
This would reduce the carbon dioxide concentration in the oceans by an average of 0.1% per year, the report said.
The researchers then used this result to calculate the amount that a country or region could emit per year to make up for the loss of water.
They calculated that by 2025, each country or state would need to capture around 1,700 gigatons of CO2, equivalent to around 4% of the world’s annual emissions.
By 2050, this would be around 9,000 gigatonnes.
This is not an easy task for governments to tackle.
But the new research is a major step in the right direction.
It means that the world could have to go from being one of its poorest countries to one of one of top 10.
In the coming decades, the oceans could provide nearly half of the planet with energy, the researchers say.
By 2050, some areas of the oceans are expected to become so hot that they will become a major source of heat.
This will increase the amount by which carbon dioxide in the atmosphere can be captured, the study said.
The world is already absorbing about 10% of its carbon dioxide emissions from the oceans.
“If we go in the wrong direction and we ignore these threats, we will still have a lot of heat-trapping CO2 in the air,” the report’s authors wrote.
“The most important thing is to not ignore it.”