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What’s eating the sea butterfly? Carbon dioxide, study says
AFP via Google ^ | November 25, 2012 4:00 PM

Posted on 11/25/2012 5:13:41 PM PST by Olog-hai

Rising acidity is eating away the shells of tiny snails, known as “sea butterflies”, that live in the seas around Antarctica, leaving them vulnerable to predators and disease, scientists said Sunday.

The study presents rare evidence of living creatures suffering the results of ocean acidification caused by rising carbon dioxide levels from fossil fuel burning, the British Antarctic Survey said in a statement. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Miscellaneous; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: carbondioxide; carbonlevels; climatechangehoax; globalwarminghoax; seabutterfly
Of course it is “rare” evidence, because it’s fabricated.
1 posted on 11/25/2012 5:13:48 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Of course it is “rare” evidence, because it’s fabricated.

...and even if it weren’t...some life forms come and go...


2 posted on 11/25/2012 5:22:33 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Olog-hai
Al Gore at it again?


3 posted on 11/25/2012 5:25:06 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Olog-hai

It’s a good thing the increase in CO2 isn’t from human activity. Think of it. They they would blame increased ocean CO2 on burning fossil fuel or something. Whew! That was close!


4 posted on 11/25/2012 5:28:28 PM PST by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: Olog-hai

Remember just before cars came along and they were worried the big cities would be buried in horsesh!+?


5 posted on 11/25/2012 5:32:05 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Olog-hai

Of course we have no idea if this is totally normal and has occurred untold numbers of times before, but let’s presume that it isn’t because that fits our enviro-misanthropic agenda.


6 posted on 11/25/2012 5:35:43 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Labor unions are the Communist Party of the USA.)
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To: Olog-hai

Adapt or Die!

Sheesh, one would think the enviro-mentalists did not believe in the Darwinian Theroy they love to spout.


7 posted on 11/25/2012 5:39:33 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Olog-hai
Wait. I thought CO2 in seawater provided part of the CO3 that, when bonded with the Calcium cation makes up Calcium Carbonate--the material found in many little sea critter shells.

The other 'biggies' are chitin and silica (silicon dioxide).

Maybe the oceans are suffering from a Calcium deficiency...

8 posted on 11/25/2012 5:47:59 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Olog-hai
There are two kinds of sea butterflies. One has a shell. The other does not have a shell.

So which one are they talking about

9 posted on 11/25/2012 5:50:38 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Olog-hai

I wonder if he knows what their shells are made of?


10 posted on 11/25/2012 5:53:19 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Olog-hai

Bogus. The rising sea level due to the melting of the polar ice caps should be plenty to absorb any excess CO2. /S


11 posted on 11/25/2012 5:55:26 PM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: Olog-hai; SunkenCiv

Wait a minute. It is the “Butterfly Effect”, isn’t it?

If a sea butterfly loses its shell on the Antarctic seafloor a hurricane will happen in Jersey and Satan’s son is reelected POTUS and we all die horrible deaths....really horrible deaths...REALLY HORRIBLE DEATHS...


12 posted on 11/25/2012 6:03:35 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Olog-hai

Wow, what a coincidence that a study is done on an Antarctic creature to determine if global warming is affecting it and guess what... GLOBAL WARMING IS KILLING IT!!!

Real shocker. I just wonder what the next grant gravy train is going to be.


13 posted on 11/25/2012 6:06:25 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: smoothsailing

could you please redo this photo to show the flames shooting out of Al’s bum - that would make my day.


14 posted on 11/25/2012 6:12:58 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Smokin' Joe

Shh... That is the dirty little secrete no one is supposed to know. Most skeletal structure requires carbon, which can enter the oceans from dissolved CO2.


15 posted on 11/25/2012 6:15:44 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t buy it a bit. The amount of acidification that a few one hundred-thousandths of a percent of CO2 would cause is so small as to be immeasurable.


16 posted on 11/25/2012 6:48:48 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Yes, and there is the buffering effect of the other dissolved compounds in the sea water, not the least of which being sodium chloride. And has this “rare” study started pretending that there is suddenly no plant/algal life in the sea that absorbs dissolved CO2?
17 posted on 11/25/2012 6:58:43 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I don’t buy it either. Sea water has a pH of between 7.5 and 8.4. That’s basic, not acidic. There’s nothing to this, but it keeps coming back again and again.

Bet the seas, especially locally, have been all over the place in terms of pH, with underwater volcanos and shifting plates.

The world can be dangerous for any life form sometimes. Most that once lived have died and turned into hydrocarbons for us to put in our SUVs.


18 posted on 11/25/2012 7:01:42 PM PST by JeanLM (Obama proves melanin is just enough to win elections)
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To: jessduntno

OK Everybody on the count of three everyone hold their breath for 20 seconds!!! That will save them!!!

1 2 3 take a deep breath hold it, hold it, hold it, hold it. exhale. Now don’t you feel better that you saved the environment?


19 posted on 11/25/2012 7:06:51 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: bigheadfred

Then politicians stepped in to take up the slack...

BTW, there are more horses now in the US than there were at the turn of 1900.


20 posted on 11/25/2012 7:34:07 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Axenolith
Then politicians stepped in to take up the slack...

And THEY all die horrible deaths.

BTW, there are more horses now in the US than there were at the turn of 1900.

Now I know! Why we are almost completely buried in horsesh!+.

21 posted on 11/25/2012 7:40:21 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Olog-hai
yep. "Ocean acidification" is a mendacious term being used to demogogue the warming hysteria on another front. The fact is that the ocean has been alkaline since the beginning of geologic time, and there is no conceivable scenario in which it can ever become acidic. WUWT has debunked this scam convincingly, long since.
22 posted on 11/25/2012 8:08:53 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Sioux-san
Photobucket
23 posted on 11/25/2012 8:46:20 PM PST by HotHunt
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To: Olog-hai

The ice age ended 15,000 years ago due to the cave man burning too many twigs to stay alive in the fierce cold weather.


24 posted on 11/25/2012 9:25:24 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: Olog-hai
Where CO2 Comes From:

We're losing.

25 posted on 11/26/2012 12:19:28 AM PST by TChad
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To: Olog-hai

Oh no! Jeez! What would life be like without the sea butterfly? I can’t bear it.


26 posted on 11/26/2012 3:23:26 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: HotHunt

THANK YOU - YOU ARE FANTASTIC!


27 posted on 11/26/2012 10:42:25 AM PST by Sioux-san
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To: TChad
The EU's gotta be lying. Not that it matters, ultimately, how much CO2 man “generates”.
28 posted on 11/26/2012 11:38:53 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Sioux-san

You’re welcome. I enjoy Photoshopping images.


29 posted on 11/26/2012 7:11:48 PM PST by HotHunt
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