Climate: Study eyes regional patterns of ocean acidification

Mar 3, 2013 Full story: Summit County Voice

A 2007 sea voyage through the Gulf of Mexico, around Florida and up the eastern seaboard has increased understanding of how various coastal areas may respond to increased acidity.

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Overton, TX

#1 Mar 3, 2013
Since the waters of the northeast U.S. are already susceptible to rising acidity, Wang says this
"raises big questions"
about how species of marine life—many of which are important to the commercial fishing and shellfish industry there—will fare in the future.

“For example, how are oysters going to do? What about other shellfish? If the food chain changes, how are fish going to be impacted?” Wang said.

“There’s a whole range of ecological and sociological questions.”

So they really don't know. Do you get paid for answering a question with a question? More scientific science fiction.

Lynnwood, WA

#2 Mar 3, 2013
fetid feces face flip flopper fiend wrote:
So they really don't know.
"fetid feces face flip flopper fiend" never knows, & never is funny.

Overton, TX

#4 Mar 3, 2013
There you go again poster #2 (no surprise how it picks #2 for its post) has diarrhea and another diaper rash.

Lynnwood, WA

#5 Mar 3, 2013
fetid feces face flip flopper fiend wrote:
There you go again poster #2 (no surprise how it picks #2 for its post) has diarrhea and another diaper rash.
"fetid feces face flip flopper fiend" isn't a Ronny Reagan, isn't a PHD, isn't a doctor, tho it diagnoses, & loves sheep bottoms.

Houston, TX

#6 Mar 9, 2013
From the article.. below.

What would serious steps entail?

According to the Meinshausen paper, up to 80 per cent of our known reserve of fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground.

“The carbon budget implied by the 2 C limit,” Jaccard wrote,“means that we cannot be making new investments that expand the carbon polluting infrastructure.

“This means no expansion of oilsands, no new pipelines (like Keystone and Northern Gateway) and no expansion of coal mines and coal ports.

“This does not mean shutting down the oilsands. It does not mean shutting coal mines. These will continue to operate for decades. But you cannot be expanding carbon polluting production and also prevent 2 C or even 4 C temperature increase. The industry knows this, but prefers its ads telling us about the jobs and revenue from expanding the polluting infrastructure.”

But the remedies needed, Rees suggested, might have to be even more draconian than that.

“Even the International Energy Agency and the World Bank have recently conceded that even if present agreed-upon policies were implemented, the world is likely headed to four Celsius degrees warming by the end of the century. This would render much of the most heavily populated parts of the earth uninhabitable ...”

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