It seems that human's carbon dioxide emissions have stabilized but the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is still increasing. Scientists fear that this means the natural sponges that have been disposing much of the carbon dioxide are no longer able to keep up. If this is the case global warming will increase at a dramatic rate and cause an increase the natural disasters we are now experiencing. Link to article:
This speaks to the urgency of saving our oceans and other natural "sponges."