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Monday, January 26, 2009

Global warming to create "ocean dead zones"

So reports the Sydney Morning Herald:
Global warming may create "dead zones" in the ocean that would be devoid of fish and seafood and endure for up to two millennia, according to a study published on Sunday.

Its authors say deep cuts in the world's carbon emissions are needed to brake a trend capable of wrecking the marine ecosystem and depriving future generations of the harvest of the seas. [No surprise there - Ed]
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"Even if after a hundred years, if you stopped all carbon emissions, the ocean would still need hundreds of more years to cool. These low-oxygen areas would continue to expand and they would peak around 2,000 years from now. The ocean would then slowly recover as it cools."
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Lead scientist Gary Shaffer of the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen said it was unclear, in the grim light of this study, whether future generations could look to the oceans as a major reserve of food.

The Herald then takes the opportunity to recycle all the usual tired old global warming BS, just in case you'd forgotten it since the last time they recycled it all (probably about a week ago...)

Even ignoring the fact that the earth is entering a cooling phase, where are the all the "dead zones" from previous warmings, such as the Roman and Medieval Warm Periods that should still be hanging around? Why haven't they been identified? Maybe it's because the whole study is based on yet another incomplete and inaccurate "computer model", which professes to simulate climate change over the next 100,000 years...

Read it here.

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