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Ocean Acidification - The Hockeystick

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Is it just me or does there seem to be a change of target as to what we should be worrying about?

Copenhagen climate conference: ocean acidification could leave one billion hungry Hilary Benn has warned - Telegraph - etc.

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'Fraid your 'Learn More' link doesn't work.

TE Now tweaked .

Yup, and as the song goes, soon it'll be

Freeze, a freeze, a great big freeze,
takes us back to d'oh, a d'oh,
a great big d'oh. I think I'm going nuts ....

ALan Douglas

We could feed the hungry buggers Hilary Benn for starters.

Well global warming stopped, and most people who pay attention have noticed.

Then it was climate change, but that nearly stopped and most people who pay attention have decided it doesn't matter much anyway.

So there has to be something else, because after all "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." (H.L.Mencken)

"Is it just me or does there seem to be a change of target as to what we should be worrying about?"

No, it's not just you.

There always has to be something for tedious bed-wetters, fuss-budgets and professional do-gooders to carp on about.

From the British Brainwashing Corporation:

Quote: "Oceans *are* 'soaking up less CO2'"
"The study was carried out over the course of a decade. The amount of carbon dioxide being absorbed by the world's oceans has reduced, scientists have said. University of East Anglia researchers gauged CO2 absorption through more than 90,000 [e-mailed?] measurements from merchant ships equipped with automatic instruments. Results of their 10-year study in the North Atlantic show CO2 uptake halved between the mid-90s and 2000 to 2005. Scientists *believe* global warming *might* get worse if the oceans soak up less of the greenhouse gas. Researchers said the findings, published in a paper for the Journal of Geophysical Research, were surprising and worrying because there were grounds for *believing* that, in time, the ocean *might* become saturated with our emissions. BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin said: "The researchers *don't know* if the change is due to climate change or to natural variations. "But they say it is a tremendous surprise and very worrying because there were grounds for *believing* that in time the ocean *might* become 'saturated' with our emissions - unable to soak up any more." He said that would "leave all our emissions to warm the atmosphere".

From the Royal Society:

Quote: Ocean acidification due to increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide 30 Jun 2005 Ref: 12/05

"Carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted to the atmosphere by human activities is being absorbed by the oceans, making them more acidic (lowering the pH the measure of acidity). Evidence indicates that emissions of carbon dioxide from human activities over the past 200 years have already led to a reduction in the average pH of surface seawater of 0.1 units and could fall by 0.5 units by the year 2100. This pH is probably lower than has been experienced for hundreds of millennia [pardon?] and, critically, at a rate of change probably 100 times greater than at any time over this period. The report outlines our best understanding of the impacts of these chemical changes on the oceans. The impacts will be greater for some regions and ecosystems, and will be most severe for coral reefs and the Southern Ocean. The impacts of ocean acidification on other marine organisms and ecosystems are much less certain. We recommend a major international research effort be launched into this relatively new area of research. We recommend that action needs to be taken now to reduce global emissions of CO2 from human activities to the atmosphere to avoid the risk of irreversible damage from ocean acidification."

You would think that the liars could exchange e-mails and at least get their fairy tales consistent, wouldn't you?

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