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Acid oceans: the 'evil twin' of climate change
AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/18/09 | John Heilprin - ap

Posted on 12/18/2009 9:00:03 AM PST by NormsRevenge

MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY, Calif. – Far from Copenhagen's turbulent climate talks, the sea lions, harbor seals and sea otters reposing along the shoreline and kelp forests of this protected marine area stand to gain from any global deal to cut greenhouse gases.

These foragers of the sanctuary's frigid waters, flipping in and out of sight of California's coastal kayakers, may not seem like obvious beneficiaries of a climate treaty crafted in the Danish capital. But reducing carbon emissions worldwide also would help mend a lesser-known environmental problem: ocean acidification.

"We're having a change in water chemistry, so 20 years from now the system we're looking at could be affected dramatically but we're not really sure how. So we see a train wreck coming," said Andrew DeVogelaere, the sanctuary's research director, while out kayaking this fall with a reporter in the cold waters.

Nothing in the treaty negotiations specifically addresses the effects of carbon absorption in the oceans on marine life, which studies show is damaging key creatures' hard shells or skeletons.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: acid; astrology; chickenlittle; climatechange; criminalconspiracy; cultureofcorruption; doubledown; eviltwin; fortuneteller; fraud; greensocialism; hoax; jeandixon; junkscience; oceans; pravdamedia; predictions; pseudoscience; thebiglie; toobigtofail
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1 posted on 12/18/2009 9:00:03 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Here it comes - more feed for the Chicken Littles.


2 posted on 12/18/2009 9:01:08 AM PST by corkoman
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More than a few of the GReens were and are into Acid... better be careful there Mr. Researcher.


3 posted on 12/18/2009 9:01:36 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: NormsRevenge

First it was acid rain.

Now it’s acid oceans.


4 posted on 12/18/2009 9:02:15 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: NormsRevenge
We're doomed... now how is the Left going to suck CO2 out of the world's oceans? They can't even agree on how it should be done on terra firma.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

5 posted on 12/18/2009 9:03:27 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: NormsRevenge
Another AP reporter way behind the curve.

Gore's little poem is garnering far more laughs than concern.

6 posted on 12/18/2009 9:03:38 AM PST by skeeter
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To: NormsRevenge

Underground volcanoes cause acidification. Are they going to ban those? LMAOROFL!!!!!!


7 posted on 12/18/2009 9:04:41 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Al Gore is now saying that the polar ice caps will be completely gone in 5 years.

Prince Charles is now saying that the oceans will be dead in 7 years.

25 years ago Ted Danson was saying that the oceans will be dead in 20 years. He now claims it was hyperbole, not a deliberate lie.

They need to be criminally prosecuted for the lies they deliberately tell. Get these jive turkeys sworn in under oath before they make any billion dollar appeals. Hold them to their claims.


8 posted on 12/18/2009 9:06:28 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: NormsRevenge

There is a problem with following this line. It essentially decimates the “CO2 causes global warming” by admitting that CO2 is released as water warms and is sequestered in water (oceans) as it cools.

This means that CO2 is a lagging indicator of global temperature changes.


9 posted on 12/18/2009 9:08:05 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh BARF!


10 posted on 12/18/2009 9:08:39 AM PST by piytar (Go Away RNC, Steele, Graham, and the rest of the lib-loser GOP. WE'RE TAKING OUR PARTY BACK!)
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To: a fool in paradise

I remember Danson said that during the popular Cheers show.

He had Gore beat by 25 years.


11 posted on 12/18/2009 9:10:33 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: NormsRevenge

Worldists looking for a new battleground against those that believe in Liberty, in light of CopenFailen.


12 posted on 12/18/2009 9:11:02 AM PST by C210N (A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: NormsRevenge
http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/ecospeak/climate-change/2009/12/some-ocean-dwellers-increase-their-shell-size-when-exposed-to-more-co2/

Report on a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute study.

13 posted on 12/18/2009 9:14:32 AM PST by hc87
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To: Col Frank Slade

25 years ago, Al Gore was telling us about the threat of dirty rock and roll albums. Then in 1988 he ran for the presidency.

It’s all about attention, nothing about genuine concerns.

Has the music industry culture gone on to produce more uplifting or consistently more base works since the PMRC hearings from Gore and his wife?


14 posted on 12/18/2009 9:17:31 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: C210N

I predict a FAILSTORM.


15 posted on 12/18/2009 9:17:58 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Liars.


16 posted on 12/18/2009 9:19:55 AM PST by DB
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To: goldstategop
now how is the Left going to suck CO2 out of the world's oceans?

LOL. One of the projects that Dr. Brewer has been working on is sequestration of CO2 by capturing, liquifying it and sending it to the bottom of the ocean. Under enough depth (pressure) it remains liquid. Unless of course it gets loose and depressurizes.
17 posted on 12/18/2009 9:20:49 AM PST by sasquatch
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To: NormsRevenge

BAN OCEANS.


18 posted on 12/18/2009 9:21:32 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: a fool in paradise

Ah yes it’s always the crisis du jour.

Frank Zappa testified at those PMRC hearings and basically called Tipper Gore a moron.

He was right.


19 posted on 12/18/2009 9:22:07 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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Correction; under the right temp and pressure it solidifies.

http://www.mbari.org/news/news_releases/1999/may07_brewer.html


20 posted on 12/18/2009 9:24:50 AM PST by sasquatch
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