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Brink of Destruction, aka What would Maxwell do?

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Brink of Destruction, aka What would Maxwell do?

AnsuGisalas
<a href=http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/oceans-on-brink-of-catastrophe-2300272.html>A catastrophic collapse of marine life?</a>

This would be bad.
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HAL 9000 Moderator
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Of doing anything on a Planetary scale it must be a Natural Event.

So we shouldn't worry about it or the Scientists involved are in the pay of Others and are here to promote this.

Col

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AnsuGisalas
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because we're completely impotent in respect to stopping it.

But learning to like soy is a good idea. If this goes down, I predict meat will got through the roof.

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boxfiddler Moderator
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the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse. And everything in the sea died."
Revelation 16:3

No surprise.

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jck
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AnsuGisalas
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It's not like the egg-heads could dream it up on their own.
The same system which transports nutrients around, and oxygenates the waters... apparently it can go (=has gone before) into a cascade which deoxygenates the whole thing. Ocean-wide cess-pool. It does it all by itself (or with the help of micro-organisms).

Of course, it always gets better again... just takes a while.
Only a million years or so.

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maxwell edison
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Re:..... the panel of experts "found firm evidence" that the effects of climate change, coupled with other human-induced impacts such as overfishing and nutrient run-off from farming, have already caused a dramatic decline in ocean health.

However, there is no firm evidence - or even flimsy evidence - that human activity is causing, or otherwise affecting, climate change.

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santeewelding
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Haul out the biggest gun.

For how many years (all my life) have we heard how much we don't know about the oceans? Only recently, for instance, the Craig Venter (sp?) survey of micro-organism DNA (we apparently can't begin to count them). Or, latest microwave ranging data from orbit about the configuration and distribution of Arctic pack ice; data never available before now and not yet assimulated.

Now, we learn to the contrary. They're on top of the oceans, these people, are they?

I came across the story earlier today. That's what I thought.

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boxfiddler Moderator
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Yet, each pronouncement we make in relation to what 'we' know, gets turned on its head in a year, or three, or ten...

'We' don't know diddly.

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AnsuGisalas
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trying to guess what it's doing.
They're comparing it to the back-log of evidence of what it's done before (trias-perm), and when they think they see a pattern, they feel the cold iron grip of panic.

A bit like someone strapped to the front of a big truck doing 100 hm/h on a narrow dirt road through dense forest.

Yes, they can't see what's going on, but they sure as **** don't like where it could go.

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santeewelding
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Fastened the straps?