Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds up, leaving litt...

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When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore.
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The Arctic seas are among those most vulnerable to acidification, because the cold allows them to absorb more CO2. This increasing acidity is already known to affect some Arctic creatures which use calcium to build their shells, including some sea snails, mussels and other molluscs.

But scientists had not known unil now how acidification alters both the base of the marine food web and oceanic carbon transport. The five week-long field study, conducted in the Kongsfjord in Svalbard, sought to close this knowledge gap.

For the experiment the scientists deployed nine large “mesocosms”– eight-metre long flotation frames carrying plastic bags with a capacity of 50 cubic metres. These bags let researchers study plankton communities in their natural environment under controlled conditions, rather than in a laboratory.

The scientists gradually added CO2 to the mesocosm water so that it reached the acidity levels expected in 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100 years, with two bags left as controls. They also added nutrients to simulate a natural plankton bloom.

They found that, with higher CO2, pico- and, to a lesser extent, nanoplankton grew, consuming nutrients and leaving fewer for larger plankton.“The different responses we observed made it clear that the communities’ sensitivity to acidification depends strongly on whether or not nutrients are available,” Riebesell says.

“…the tiniest plankton benefit from the surplus CO2, they produce more biomass and more organic carbon, and dimethyl sulphide production and carbon export decrease.”

Researchers at two UK universities reported earlier this month that they had found that rising temperatures in the oceans would affect plankton development, upsetting the natural cycles of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and phosphorous.
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Mothra wrote:
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Not just the status quo buys PR machines like Al Gore, who hypes the issue, and makes absurd proclamations.
Your lens needs cleaning.
Al Gore is political so it's his job to sell a message he believes in. He took it on because he believed in what the science was saying & portrayed that message. As for the rest of the scientists selling ability, it only amounts to a handful around the globe as it is total alien territory for them.
Which then leaves "US", the average Joe who also choose to believe in the science. Why because it all makes logical sense that man is having a huge impact on the planet's environment because with over 7 billion of "us" on the planet now we consume far more than the environment can regenerate in time which equates to a negative impact. A continual extending of the environmental credit card if you like.

But for those who choose not to look at that environmental credit bill that comes out every year and keep asking for extensions. They make all of "US" pay more in the long run in every possible way. Both financially, socially and living in a secure peaceful existence. Throughout history ignorance has always paid the highest price.

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OzRitz wrote:
Al Gore is political so it's his job to sell a message he believes in. He took it on because he believed in what the science was saying & portrayed that message.
How much of what he has said do you believe?
A percentage will do, if you know what percentage means, of course?

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cavemonkey wrote:
And here in the South, chicken house[sic] proliferate.
So does chicken shít.
In your case, bullshít.
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Watch a skinny Al with Charlie Rose and Bill Clinton. He's both wise and funny!
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From FoxNews: Former vice president Al Gore on Monday called for making climate change “denial” a taboo in society.

“Within the market system we have to put a price on carbon, and within the political system, we have to put a price on denial,” Gore said at the Social Good Summit New York City.

He urged attendees to challenge denial of climate change in conversations in families and communities and elsewhere.“We can win this conversation and winning a conversation can make all the difference,” Gore said.“Don’t let denial go unchallenged.”

Gore noted how racism and later homophobia have become increasingly unacceptable.
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Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>How much of what he has said do you believe?
A percentage will do, if you know what percentage means, of course?
In this thread and others, Al Gore gets a pass: he's not a scientist they say, he's just a promoter they say, or he's a politician they say.

And when questioned as to what Gore says, promotes and demands on the part of global warming compared how he himself lives in his mansions, his jets & travel and his SUV caravans to and from his 'events', he gets another pass.

Stuff like that makes thinking people say, hmmmm....

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
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OzRitz wrote:
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Al Gore is political so it's his job to sell a message he believes in. He took it on because he believed in what the science was saying & portrayed that message. As for the rest of the scientists selling ability, it only amounts to a handful around the globe as it is total alien territory for them.
Yegads! You think I'm talking about a media campaign for all your 'scientists' to "sell" global warming? How about just a march, a letter to the editor, anything to show they are taking it as seriously as you are. What changes in their lives have they made to thwart global warming, and demonstrate it is indeed a "crisis".

As for Al Gore, if he believes in it, he doesn't abide by it.

Lousy spokesman you have there.

But that's something warmists don't talk about.
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SpaceBlues wrote:
SpaceBlues wrote:
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Yeah, let's all abide by the global warming hypocrites. Never mind they don't practice what they preach, we all should./sarc

btw, your last two posts added at least another 14g CO2 into the atmosphere.

How can you live with your hypocrisy?
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SpaceBlues wrote:
From FoxNews:
Waddya know.. Fair and Balanced.

LOL
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SpaceBlues wrote:
From FoxNews: Former vice president Al Gore on Monday called for making climate change “denial” a taboo in society.
A bad move. More 'social change' substituting for science is the wrong way to go. Like entrenching Lysenkoism.. or well supported poltiical positions in contrast to the science.

What should be laughed at is the clueless reasoning that is used by the denial. The LACK of science in their 'message' should be disdained.

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LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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A bad move. More 'social change' substituting for science is the wrong way to go.
Leave 'spaced blues' and Al Gore alone!!!

They have a right to show their true colors. Besides, science has nothing to do with their beliefs!!

LOL
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Mothra wrote:
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Waddya know.. Fair and Balanced.
LOL
Thanks for the compliment.
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LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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A bad move. More 'social change' substituting for science is the wrong way to go. Like entrenching Lysenkoism.. or well supported poltiical positions in contrast to the science.
What should be laughed at is the clueless reasoning that is used by the denial. The LACK of science in their 'message' should be disdained.
Al comes from a political family that understands and serves the American people.

He talked about how people are keeping silent because of the aggressive deniers. Search for his interview with Charlie Rose.
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ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>Leave 'spaced blues'[name calling] and Al Gore alone!!!
They have a right to show their true colors. Besides, science has nothing to do with their beliefs!!
LOL
Know thyself. "temember" others are not you.
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SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for the compliment.
That was for Fox News, global warming hypocrite, and you know it.

The "LOL" on the other hand is all yours.
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Mothra wrote:
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That was for Fox News, global warming hypocrite, and you know it.
The "LOL" on the other hand is all yours.
Well well, you don't even own your posting.

Too late, denier!

LOL at you..
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If we could only get Obama to STFU, that would reduce CO2 by about 10 trillion cubic liters per year. Not to mention ending his non-stop lies & BS!

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Mothra wrote:
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In this thread and others, Al Gore gets a pass: he's not a scientist they say, he's just a promoter they say, or he's a politician they say.
And when questioned as to what Gore says, promotes and demands on the part of global warming compared how he himself lives in his mansions, his jets & travel and his SUV caravans to and from his 'events', he gets another pass.
Stuff like that makes thinking people say, hmmmm....
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
Your arguments have more holes than moth-eaten flannel underwear.....
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chicken little wrote:
If we could only get Obama to STFU, that would reduce CO2 by about 10 trillion cubic liters per year. Not to mention ending his non-stop lies & BS!
Read the other 99:

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/05/07/1...

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