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Friday, December 24, 2010
This is another item coming in from the global warming enthusiast and again
we are attempting to take a giant leap of inference that is not based on any
convincing work at all.Note the comment
from Marc Morano at the end.
What has been taking over the oceans is a deadly predator that has knocked
out most of the top of the food chain allowing the lower orders like jelly fish
to prosper.Establishing proper harvest
management globally will completely reverse this.
As mentioned, the ocean is not now acidic nor do I think it has ever been.There is just too much limestone (calcium
carbonate and magnesium sulphate) and its like available.
Jellyfish are taking over the
oceans: Population surge as rising acidity of world's seas kills predators
Britain's beaches could soon be inundated with
records numbers of jellyfish, marine experts warned today.
Scientists say the number of jellyfish are on the
rise thanks to the increasing acidity of the world’s oceans.
The warning comes in a new report into ocean
acidification – an often overlooked side effect of burning fossil fuel.
Studies have shown that higher levels of carbon
dioxide in the atmosphere doesn’t just trigger climate change but can make the
oceans more acid.
jellyfish floats in the Mediterranean sea on the west coast of the Spanish island of Mallorca
Since the start of the industrial revolution,
acidity levels of the oceans have gone up 30 per cent, marine biologists say.
The new report, published by the UN Environment
Programme during the Climate Change talks in Cancun, Mexico, warns that the
acidification of oceans makes it harder for coral reefs and shellfish to form
skeletons – threatening larger creatures that depend on them for food.
The decline in creatures with shells could trigger
an explosion in jellyfish populations.
The report, written by Dr Carol Turley of PlymouthUniversity, said: ‘Ocean acidification
has also been tentatively linked to increased jellyfish numbers and changes in
Jellyfish are immune to the effects of
acidification. As other species decline, jellyfish will move in to fill the
Populations have boomed in the Mediterranean
in recent years. Some marine scientists say the changing chemistry of the sea
is to blame.
Studies have shown that clown fish – the species
made famous by the movie Finding Nemo – find it harder to navigate through more
Clownfish on the reef in RajaAmpatIslands,
West Papua province, in Indonesia.
The fish is particularly susceptible to rising acidity
They are also less likely to avoid predators, and
may activity seek them out, scientists have shown.
Test on laboratory fish have found that more
acidic water rewires their brains, turning them into fish with a death wish.
The report says acidification may push
overstressed oceans into disaster with far reaching consequences the billions
of people who rely on fish as their main protein source.
The effects of extra carbon dioxide may be greater
in colder waters such as the North Sea and north Atlantic,
the report says.
The damage to corals and shellfish could affect
the whole food chain – hitting species such as salmon which feed on smaller
shell building animals.
‘The basic chemistry of sea water is being altered
on a scale unseen within fossil records over at least 20 million years,’ the
Oceans are naturally alkaline – and had a pH level
of about 8.2 in 1750. Since the industrial revolution, the acidity has
increased by 30 per cent.
As more carbon dioxide enters the oceans it
produces carbonic acid.
As the acid breaks down it makes sea water less
alkaline and more acidic.
‘If we continue at this rate, the ocean pH
will decline by a further 0.3 by the end of this century, an unprecedented 150
per cent increase in ocean acidity,’ the report states.
‘This rate of change has not been experienced for
around 65 million years, since the dinosaurs became extinct.’
Achim Steiner, UNEP executive director, said:
‘Ocean acidification is yet another red flag being raised, carrying planetary
health warnings about the uncontrolled growth in greenhouse gas emissions.
‘It is a new an emerging piece in the scientific
jigsaw puzzle, but one that is triggering raising concern.’
The oceans are alkaline, not acid. The 30% number is
something they pulled out of their posteriors. Corals and shellfish evolved
when atmospheric CO2 levels were 10-20X higher than today. It is beyond
ludicrous to claim that CO2 is reducing their ability to form shells. The
chemical properties of Aragonite have not changed.
These people are determined to take control of world
governance no matter how many lies they have to tell.