Humans 'Damaging The Oceans' In Profound Ways

Aug 13, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Science Daily

Man-made carbon emissions "are affecting marine biological processes from genes to ecosystems over scales from rock pools to ocean basins, impacting ecosystem services and threatening human food security," the study by Professor Mike Kingsford of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University and colleague Dr Andrew ...

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Worth a read.

If this doesn't convince you that AGW is a clear and present danger, nothing will.
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For those arguing elsewhere about the CO2 levels..

“At current emission rates it is possible we will pass the critical level of 450 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere by 2040. That’s the level when, it is generally agreed, global climate change may become catastrophic and irreversible,” they add.“At that point we can expect to see the loss of most of our coral reefs and the arctic seas.”

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Quit dumping raw sewage into the seas! CO2 is nothing, odorless, colorless, compared to the shit and agricultural waste we flood into the seas every day.
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Brian_G wrote:
Quit dumping raw sewage into the seas! CO2 is nothing, odorless, colorless, compared to the shit and agricultural waste we flood into the seas every day.
The ocean is the biggest imaginable biological treatment facility for sewage and agricultural waste. Raw sewage is a problem because it becomes locally concentrated. For the ocean as a whole, there are other problems. Plastic garbage, driftnets, overfishing, bottom trawling, acidification for just a few.

Which mostly come down, again, to waste and greed.
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Panic, panic, panic, but no solution.
Maybe the planet is overpopulated, maybe it isn't.
Maybe mankind has progressed to quickly in the wrong direction, maybe he hasn't.
One thing is certain, a time will come, sooner or later, when mankind becomes an extinct species, along with all other animal life on Earth.
It will be decided naturally, not by a puny two legged species with an average life expectancy of 66 years.

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