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.