Skip to comments.Acid oceans: the 'evil twin' of climate change
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.
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Here it comes - more feed for the Chicken Littles.
More than a few of the GReens were and are into Acid... better be careful there Mr. Researcher.
First it was acid rain.
Now it’s acid oceans.
"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
Gore's little poem is garnering far more laughs than concern.
Underground volcanoes cause acidification. Are they going to ban those? LMAOROFL!!!!!!
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.
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.
I remember Danson said that during the popular Cheers show.
He had Gore beat by 25 years.
Worldists looking for a new battleground against those that believe in Liberty, in light of CopenFailen.
Report on a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute study.
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?
I predict a FAILSTORM.
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.
Correction; under the right temp and pressure it solidifies.
No kidding! You seen that Malta volcano video..
The Earth and Cosmos be living things and occasionally flush who they will with extreme prejudice.. and there ain’t much driving a Prius is gonna do about it.
Reckun that newly discovered SuperEarth has its faults but maybe we best be building hugh spaceships and ‘get the heck out of Dodge’ before she blows..
Mata .. oops..
***25 years ago Ted Danson was saying that the oceans will be dead in 20 years.***
And thiry five years ago it was said we would be under hundreds of feet of ice!
Scientists Discover and Image Explosive Deep-Ocean Volcano
NOAA-NSF Mission Adds to Understanding of Basic Earth Processes
Scientists Discover and Image Explosive Deep-Ocean Volcano
"80 percent of the earth's volcanic activity occurs in the sea."
"The water from the volcano is very acidic, with some samples collected directly above the eruption measuring somewhere between battery acid and stomach acid." http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2009/20091217_volcano2.html
The Earth has a fever too, yaknow. :-)
Back then, the world was 8 - 10 degrees C warmer, and the oceans contained huge amounts of coral and other marine life - modern reefs pale in comparison. The lands were lush with greenery.
Zappa’s kids endorsed Al Gore in 2000. I think that Dee Snider too.
Somehow I think that John Denver and Frank Zappa would still have opposed him.
John Denver and Frank Zappa:
When worlds collide !
Why don’t we just dump a little carmel flavoring in and we could have Coke Oceans!
Can our whirling, turning, churning earth last out the night? Our geologists tell us that the danger to Mother Earth lies not in the uncharted vast of outer space, but from inner-earth! ...
Here is what will more than likely happen according to geologists: Small tidal waves will play havoc for no reason at all. The surface of the earth will bulge ever so slightly and highways will slightly buckle. Foundations will tip, and floors will slant. When you pour a cup of coffee or a glass of water, the rim will not level. Telephone coin boxes and vending machines will refuse to work. Delicate instruments will go haywire. Elevators will go out of whack. Jukeboxes will be mute. Radio and TV will fail. All electric power, gas and water service will cease. And then will come the time when garbage cans roll across the street for no apparent reason.
Then and only then will you realize the advanced corrosion spelling the end of our Earth. The seas will quickly fill up with a gooey mass of inner-earth rubble. Our streets and city lots, farms, and deserts will bubble up like a festered oil, marking the complete collapse. Has this happened before? More than likely. And it will again happen in your incredible future.
At this point, Criswell is more credible than the CRU.
Didn’t Fonzi once jump a shark in a pool of acid?
Another load of krappy krap krap !
That's take a picture or video for those of us in Rio Linda.
Or are volcanos hiring press agents and taking manners courses?
This is a serious problem, and more of one than global warming. The most plausible remedy is ocean fertilization to increase CO2 uptake and sequestration. Yet the enviros oppose it.
Pardon my ignorance, but wouldn’t the melting glaciers and polar caps just serve to dilute the acidified ocean water by simply adding more water to the mixture?
And in 2000, running for the big casino, he appeared on MTV and said that he had Sister Hazel on his MP3 player.