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Oceans will Solve Global Warming
Prensa Latina ^ | 6/13/05 | Prensa Latina

Posted on 06/15/2005 6:44:11 PM PDT by wagglebee

Washington, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) A California University study suggests that oceans will solve global warming in the long term, Science magazine published in its latest issue.

Experts say the carbon dioxide (CO2) that comes from fossil fuels will be absorbed by oceans and that will eradicate the problem of global warming.

However, the problem with that long process is that it will take a thousand centuries to be completed, as happened with the last warming this planet went through 55 million years ago.

The scientific hypothesis is based on the analysis of marine sediments deposited during the global warming called Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM).

The sediments reveal an abrupt change in the chemical composition of the sea, which started to develop at the beginning of the PETM, a period followed by a long and slow recovery.

US university Earth Science teacher James Zachos explained that when investigating the ocean´s sedimentary layers, he was able to observe the effects of a quick acidification during the PETM.

According to the teacher, the CO2 dissolved in the water creates that acidification to expand to the ocean´s bottom.

The latest research confirms that nearly half the CO2 produced by man (some 1.2 billion carbon tons) went to the oceans in the last two centuries.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cary; co2; globalwarming; oceans
More news that the left will never report.
1 posted on 06/15/2005 6:44:12 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

warm oceans teem with plankton. That should soak up a lot of CO2.


2 posted on 06/15/2005 6:55:30 PM PDT by Donald Meaker (i)
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To: wagglebee
"...as happened with the last warming this planet went through 55 million years ago..."

Well there's the answer. Just find out what kind of cars they were driving then and go with that model. Problem solved!

3 posted on 06/15/2005 7:05:52 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: wagglebee

Problem solved ping...

Holtz
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4 posted on 06/15/2005 7:07:03 PM PDT by JeffersonRepublic.com (Visit my web site and win ....... nothing! The government took it in taxes.)
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To: skimbell
"...as happened with the last warming this planet went through 55 million years ago..."

Which surprise, surprise was also Bush's fault.

5 posted on 06/15/2005 7:11:53 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

bookmarked and bumped


6 posted on 06/15/2005 7:13:26 PM PDT by TigersEye (It's a Republic if you can keep it! - B. Franklin)
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To: wagglebee

Why can't we stop pumping CO2 into the air? The last time we messed up the planet 55 million years ago, it took a thousand centuries to fix it. I am so sick and tired of our wasteful SUV's and air conditioning. Our own stupidity will be our downfall.


7 posted on 06/15/2005 7:20:06 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Donald Meaker

warm oceans teem with plankton. That should soak up a lot of CO2.

yes & no. while there would be tons of plankton to absorb CO2, there would also be plenty of algae as the temperatures rise in the seas, which would choke the free oxygen out of the sea which would suffocate many a school of fish, possibly leading to 'mass extinction' of any of the large schooled fishes.
But that would require rapid warming of the seas over a short ammount of time, and that doesn't seem likely yet.


8 posted on 06/15/2005 7:33:14 PM PDT by Nipplemancer (Abolish the DEA !)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
OK, you start. Just hold your breath. Keep on holding it. Holding it...
9 posted on 06/15/2005 7:34:57 PM PDT by JasonC
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To: wagglebee
However, the problem with that long process is that it will take a thousand centuries to be completed, as happened with the last warming this planet went through 55 million years ago.

I don't think they'll ever realize what they just printed.

10 posted on 06/15/2005 7:38:38 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (In God We Trust. All Others We Monitor.)
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To: wagglebee

Every time it rains, it rains H2CO3 -- carbonic acid.


11 posted on 06/15/2005 7:39:16 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: Sgt_Schultze

But those SUVs of 55M years ago were not as fuel efficient as our current models.


12 posted on 06/15/2005 7:40:37 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: wagglebee
Global baloney due to man's activities is just so much B.S. Global warming due to increased solar output....now there's a problem.

Man's activities are just a fart in a whirlwind in comparison to natural forces.

13 posted on 06/15/2005 7:45:39 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Nipplemancer

Algae are plankton.

But aside from that, do you have any support for your claim that surplus algae "would choke the free oxygen out of the sea which would suffocate many a school of fish, possibly leading to 'mass extinction' of any of the large schooled fishes."


14 posted on 06/15/2005 7:53:21 PM PDT by calenel (The Democratic Party is the Socialist Mafia. It is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: wagglebee
However, the problem with that long process is that it will take a thousand centuries to be completed,

We'll wait with baited breath.....

15 posted on 06/16/2005 11:46:14 AM PDT by b4its2late (FOOTBALL REFEREES: Best seat in the house, and we're paid to be there.)
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To: expatpat
We are truly lucky that today's engineers are so skillful. Just think how bad global warming would be now if we hadn't been pushing the envelope with engine technology over the last 10-15 million years.
16 posted on 06/16/2005 7:20:14 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Yeah, but I blame the engieer who invented the wheel for all that pollution 55M years ago.


17 posted on 06/16/2005 7:55:57 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: Nipplemancer

I don't understand how green algae which survive from photosynthesis would choke out all the oxygen.


18 posted on 06/16/2005 8:00:39 PM PDT by Flightdeck
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To: expatpat
Yeah, but I blame the engieer who invented the wheel for all that pollution 55M years ago.

I'm pretty sure, consensus has it, that it was Bush's fault.

19 posted on 06/16/2005 8:20:16 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: wagglebee

So this means I'm living my wasteful capitalistic lifestyle for naught? /sarc


20 posted on 06/16/2005 8:25:31 PM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: Sgt_Schultze
I guess that he's been screwing things up for a long long time.

It reminds of an old joke during Nixons's time: A guy at the race track watches his horse lose a race, rips up his betting slip, stomps it into the mud, and yells, "That fooking Nixon!".

21 posted on 06/16/2005 8:32:03 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: expatpat
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Since the beginning of humanity, all man's problems can be traced to bush.
22 posted on 06/16/2005 8:51:04 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Nipplemancer

One study published in Scientific American (in 2004)concluded that heat flows will result in the ocean adsorbing atmospheric heating and preventing atmospheric measurements from rising for between 50 and 100 years. So nothing is going to happen fast where the ocean water is concerned.


23 posted on 06/16/2005 8:51:14 PM PDT by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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