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http://www.cbsnews.c...-in-300m-years/

(CBS) Because of industrial emissions, the earth's oceans are acidifying faster now than at any point in the past 300 million years, says a study by researchers at Columbia University.


According to a blog post from The Earth Institute at Columbia University Thursday, the acidity of the oceans has increased 30% in the past 100 years due to carbon emissions by human beings.


According to the post:


While the amount of carbon in the air and oceans has fluctuated naturally over time...oceans may be acidifying faster today from industrial emissions than they did during four major extinctions in the last 300 million years when carbon levels spiked naturally.


A press release put out by The Earth Institute at Columbia University describes the pH drop as possibly "unprecedented" and says the change threatens various oceanic species. Oceans soak up excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere like a "sponge," according to the blog post, and changes in ocean acidity can affect corals, mollusks and plankton.


"If industrial carbon emissions continue at the current pace," Barbel Honisch, a paleoceanographer at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the study's lead author, says,  "we may lose organisms we care about."


"What we're doing today," according to Honisch, "really stands out."


The international team of researchers looked at hundreds of paleoceanographic studies and determined that there was only "only one period in the last 300 million years when the oceans changed even remotely as fast as today," the release says. During that period 56 million years ago, "As many as half of all species of benthic foraminifers, a group of single-celled organisms that live at the ocean bottom, went extinct.


Researchers believe that organisms higher on the food chain may also have gone extinct in that period.


The study "raises the possibility that we are entering an unknown territory of marine ecosystem change," co-author Andy Ridgwell of Bristol University said, according to AFP.


The study appears in the journal Science.

Not sure what to think about this. I mean, how do they know how many single celled organisms went extinct at the bottom of the ocean 56 million years ago?? I think there is probably some truth to what they say, but when they make claims like that it makes me more hesitant to believe everything they say. Maybe there is a way they could know, but I don't see how. I think environmental issues certainly need to be addressed, but the people who predict doom and gloom every year are just as bad as the people who say "no need to worry or change anything, it's all good."  Both sides push from an extremist mentality that doesn't do much to help us find out exactly what kind of impacts we're making and what we need to change.



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Yep, scientists can't prove that humans have a significant affect on global warming, so they're changing their angle.  Meh.

Edited by Crimson Kicker8, 03 March 2012 - 07:06 AM.

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God put water on Earth for us to pollute as we see fit. Why can't these homo scientists grasp that?
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View Postzartan, on 03 March 2012 - 08:49 AM, said:

God put water on Earth for us to pollute as we see fit. Why can't these homo scientists grasp that?
You're not even trying anymore.
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View PostCrimson Kicker8, on 03 March 2012 - 09:00 AM, said:

You're not even trying anymore.
He went full derp
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View PostCrimson Kicker8, on 03 March 2012 - 09:00 AM, said:

You're not even trying anymore.

Dude, you don't even care what professional scientists have to say. Why would I bother with a serious reply?
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View Postzartan, on 03 March 2012 - 08:49 AM, said:

God put water on Earth for us to pollute as we see fit. Why can't these homo scientists grasp that?

View PostCrimson Kicker8, on 03 March 2012 - 09:00 AM, said:

You're not even trying anymore.


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View Postzartan, on 03 March 2012 - 09:08 AM, said:

Dude, you don't even care what professional scientists have to say. Why would I bother with a serious reply?
Yep, and those professional scientists gave all sorts of evidence to mankind's role in oceans are becoming more acetic, didn't they?  Gid is right, you went full derp.
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View PostCrimson Kicker8, on 03 March 2012 - 09:13 AM, said:

Yep, and those professional scientists gave all sorts of evidence to mankind's role in oceans are becoming more acetic, didn't they?  Gid is right, you went full derp.

It wouldnt matter anyway. You don't care what any scientist has to say and you know it.
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View PostCrimson Kicker8, on 03 March 2012 - 09:13 AM, said:

Yep, and those professional scientists gave all sorts of evidence to mankind's role in oceans are becoming more acetic, didn't they?  Gid is right, you went full derp.

You certainly can't think that the amount of pollutants we put out has no impact on the Earth.

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View Postzartan, on 03 March 2012 - 09:19 AM, said:

It wouldnt matter anyway. You don't care what any scientist has to say and you know it.
Man, go back to bed.  This is the weakest I've seen you on here.  Come back when you've found some dignity
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View Postcocky4ever, on 03 March 2012 - 09:20 AM, said:


You certainly can't think that the amount of pollutants we put out has no impact on the Earth.
That's a loaded question.  They have some impact, but is it significant?
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View PostCrimson Kicker8, on 03 March 2012 - 09:21 AM, said:

Man, go back to bed.  This is the weakest I've seen you on here.  Come back when you've found some dignity

The guy ignoring facts is telling me to go back to sleep. Ironic

Edited by zartan, 03 March 2012 - 09:24 AM.

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View Postzartan, on 03 March 2012 - 09:19 AM, said:

It wouldnt matter anyway. You don't care what any scientist has to say and you know it.
Actually I'm sure he cares about the scientists who say we don't impact the environment.

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View PostCrimson Kicker8, on 03 March 2012 - 09:22 AM, said:

That's a loaded question.  They have some impact, but is it significant?

That's a loaded question. Define "significant". Cutting down incredible amounts of trees while pouring ungodly amounts of carbon dioxide into the air can't be good. Pouring chemicals into bodies of water can't be good. Hell, just a few years ago it was discovered that so many Americans take prescription drugs they were showing up in our drinking water because our filtration system couldn't remove all of the drugs from our water before it was returned to consumers. That's just from people taking prescription drugs and then pissing into our sewage treatment plants. I'd think that the insane amount of pollutants the world puts out would have a pretty significant impact on the world.