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originally posted by: Colbomoose
You joke about something that is going to decimate the planet. Read the IPCC report and your smug foolish attitude would change.
a reply to: theMediator
originally posted by: ParasuvO
a reply to: defcon5
You think C02 matches the amount of poisons dumped into the oceans ?
I really question why this is always left out of these particular arguments.
originally posted by: ParasuvO
And another question, how do we get the richest people on earth who control the militaries to change a dam thing.
originally posted by: lostbook
According to an article in Scientific American, The Ocean is warming; rapidly. Even more rapid than scientists knew before. Apparently, for every 10 joules of energy produced by greenhouse gasses, 9 joules are absorbed into the ocean; thus we have the warming.
What scientists discovered in 2014 is that since the turn of the century, oceans have been absorbing more of global warming’s heat and energy than would normally be expected, helping to slow rates of warming on land. What they will be talking about in 2015, and beyond, is when that trend might come to an end—likely following a routine shift in Pacific Ocean trade winds. Much of that extra sunken heat will eventually be belched back into the atmosphere by the overheating seas. The effects of ocean warming might be imperceptible to most of us, but they are far-reaching. They are driving fishing fleets further out to sea, ushering tropical fish into polar waters, and worsening flood hazards for coastal communities.
The article doesn't give any specific timeframe for when the heat from the Oceans will get to the atmosphere, it only says that eventually, the absorbed heat will be "belched" into the atmosphere. Oh well, it's coming Soon, I suppose. What says ATS?
originally posted by: JimTSpock
I think global warming is real and is happening and human greenhouse gas emissions are causing it. But I also think some of the more extreme global warming doomsdayers exaggerate the effects greatly.
We've known about global warming and the greenhouse effect for decades but so far the world as a whole hasn't been able to significantly reduce greenhouse emissions, in fact they keep increasing each year.
This is a very gradual and slow process which will take decades to fully notice the effects of. I think we have time, decades in fact, to address the issue and reducing greenhouse emissions may not be the answer, as our civilization is so hopelessly addicted to fossil fuels. Climate engineering, releasing tiny particles in the air to simulate the effects of volcanic eruptions, which cools the atmosphere, may end up being a viable alternative.
The apocalypse has a new date: 2048.
That's when the world's oceans will be empty of fish, predicts an international team of ecologists and economists. The cause: the disappearance of species due to overfishing, pollution, habitat loss, and climate change.
The study by Boris Worm, PhD, of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, -- with colleagues in the U.K., U.S., Sweden, and Panama -- was an effort to understand what this loss of ocean species might mean to the world.
The researchers analyzed several different kinds of data. Even to these ecology-minded scientists, the results were an unpleasant surprise.