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Alarm over Southern Ocean warming


Posted on Wednesday, 30 November, 2011 | Comment icon 16 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer

New research shows that the Southern Ocean is storing more heat than any other ocean in the world.

The Southern Ocean has been the main absorber of heat and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and now the levels are increasing at a rapid rate, many scientists fear that this will eventually cause the water to become super corrosive and destroy the outer shells of many animals living in the ocean.

"The study, carried out by Tasmania's Antarctic Climate and Ecosystem centre, has found that carbon dioxide levels in the Southern Ocean will be corrosive to some shellfish by 2030 if current trends continue."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #7 Posted by Alienated Being on 1 December, 2011, 3:03
Climate change, not global warming. Global warming is a hoax.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Br Cornelius on 1 December, 2011, 7:17
So the graphs showing a steady rise of mean global temperatures are fakes ?? Br Cornelius
Comment icon #9 Posted by Swamptick on 1 December, 2011, 11:03
It's going to be funny to see how many of the lemmings fall for this one. Cattle are so easily led around by the nose. This is just another attempt to extort money from the taxpayer in the name of good science.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Br Cornelius on 1 December, 2011, 13:42
Always politics - never science Br Cornelius
Comment icon #11 Posted by Little Fish on 1 December, 2011, 14:44
do you mean the ones where they deleted tree ring data from 1940-2000? yes. http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=218016&st=30&p=4131601&#entry4131601 do you mean the ones where they used invalid statistical techniques that produced hockey stick graphs even if you fed in random numbers? yes.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Doug1o29 on 1 December, 2011, 14:47
Just what do you think climate change is? I haven't noticed the global mean temp going down in the last 40 years. Doug
Comment icon #13 Posted by Doug1o29 on 1 December, 2011, 14:59
The double-cropping system will cost a bundle, yes. But it won't be implemented until one year after a massive crop failure. Until that happens, it's just a plan on paper, gathering dust until needed. I'm not sure, but I think it's set up so that the farmers actually pay for it when they buy crop insurnace. Those costs are then passed on to purchasers, so there's no tax money involved. I guess you could call that extortion - buy groceries or die. But, that's the free market for you. Nothing says that preparing for climate change has to be expensive. I used to heat wit... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by Doug1o29 on 1 December, 2011, 15:04
No. I mean direct observations using thermometers. Tree ring temps are estimates based on correlations with instrumental observations. Some accuracy is always lost in the process. So why would anyone use tree rings for a period when there were instrumental observations available? You're not making sense. Doug
Comment icon #15 Posted by keithisco on 8 December, 2011, 18:27
But not unexpected eh? So just who is he blaming for this then...wait.. Fox News must be discrediting the Science


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