Global Slowdown (image) Earth Institute at Columbia University Share Print E-Mail Caption Ocean waters could quickly respond to drops in human carbon emissions by taking up less from the atmosphere. Credit Kevin Krajick/Earth Institute Usage Restrictions Credit must be given. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.