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Rising sea temperatures and disappearing oxygen are, in fact, closely linked. Global warming is “the likely ultimate cause” of oxygen loss in the open ocean, according to the study. That is because warmer water absorbs less oxygen and also speeds up the metabolism of organisms in the sea, causing them to consume oxygen faster. Another issue is that warmer surface water mixes less readily with the oxygen-rich waters of the deep sea.
Closer to coasts, there are additional challenges. Fertilizer, sewage and other pollutants found in coastal runoff deliver an influx of nutrients that fuel coastal algae blooms and lead to oxygen-free “dead zones.” Since 1950, the area of the ocean at risk of developing dead zones has increased more than 10 times. Many more dead zones may exist in developing countries where monitoring is sparse, the scientists wrote.
“There will always be some areas of the sea that have low oxygen – just as there are deserts on land – the problem is when these areas expand and replace more productive ecosystems,” said Breitburg.
Matthew Long, an oceanographer with the National Center for Atmospheric Research who has authored several studies on deoxygenation but was not involved in the new report, said that he believes awareness of the problem is growing.
“I get the sense that there’s some momentum,” he said. “I think the scientific community is becoming more and more aware that we need to do a better job of communicating this issue so policymakers are aware of the potential impeding crisis.”
The report identified feasible steps to address dead zones near coastlines, such as reducing nutrient runoff through measures such as improving septic systems. However, slowing or halting the larger-scale decline of oxygen due to warming is a harder issue that “will take a global effort,” Breitburg said.
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The night’s as clear as a big desert sky
But it’s hard to see stars with these tears in my eyes
Yeah, it’s hard not to cry
There’s twenty-six reasons why
There’s broken hearts that’ll never beat the same
Shattered lives still reeling from the pain
Of plans and dreams now gone
Oh, how do you move on?
But I believe
There’s someone who’s looking after me
Someone beside me night and day
To light the way
It’s hard to conceive
Something you can’t see
But I believe
There’s twenty-six angels looking down from above
resting in his mercy, grace and love
Time may never heal
The sadness that we feel
Rivers flow now that used to be dry
As people all over the world start to cry
But I believe
The Ocean waves will never stop kissing the shorelines of the beach you love.
We need to stop buying plastic things that everyone can do without.
We need to Think hard and read about the destruction as a result of buying.
We need to slow down before jumping in the car to shop for things we can do without.
We do not need more We do need less
We need to save a little for a rainy day because that day is coming.
The global conveyor belt is a strong, but easily disrupted process. Research suggests that the conveyor belt may be affected by climate change. If global warming results in increased rainfall in the North Atlantic, and the melting of glaciers and sea ice, the influx of warm freshwater onto the sea surface could block the formation of sea ice, disrupting the sinking of cold, salty water. This sequence of events could slow or even stop the conveyor belt, which could result in potentially drastic temperature changes in Europe.
Tracking sea surface temperatures, researchers reported last year that the Atlantic overturning circulation significantly slowed during the 20th century, particularly after 1970. Comparing the recent slowdown with past events, the researchers reported in March in Nature Climate Change that the rapid weakening of the circulation is unprecedented in the last 1,000 years.
The Good News
Global warming endangers our health, jeopardizes our national security, and threatens other basic human needs. Some impacts—such as record high temperatures, rising seas, and severe flooding and droughts—are already increasingly common.
Our personal vehicles are a major cause of global warming. Collectively, cars and trucks account for nearly one-fifth of all US emissions, emitting around 24 pounds of carbon dioxide and other global-warming gases for every gallon of gas. About five pounds comes from the extraction, production, and delivery of the fuel, while the great bulk of heat-trapping emissions—more than 19 pounds per gallon—comes right out of a car’s tailpipe.
In total, the US transportation sector—which includes cars, trucks, planes, trains, ships, and freight—produces nearly thirty percent of all US global warming emissions, more than almost any other sector.
Unfortunately, oil-related emissions may rise in the coming years as the oil industry extracts and refines “unconventional” oils, such as tar sands and tight oil. Using less oil—and avoiding unnecessary emission from the oil we do use—is the real solution.
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Airing their considered views to the author via email and graciously giving their permission to share such insights in this book, what ‘Climate for the Layman‘ offers readers is a series of essays and articles all in date order; thus reflecting one man’s growing understanding of the use (and abuse) scientific data. The author’s own innate skepticism is manifest, which eventually leads him to question the very cornerstone of climate alarmist science – the so-called “greenhouse gas effect.”
“It is an absolute scandal that young people have been persuaded by endless repetition that Carbon Dioxide is a pollutant and not an important part of the life cycle,” says Bright-Paul.
What we see is that for many the idea of man made ‘climatechange’ has too long been unquestioned Holy Writ; totally bypassing the fact that despite a few decades of moderate warming earth’s Biosphere has been evolving for millions of years with long, barren Ice Ages and wonderfully fecund and all-too-short Warm Periods.
Lamenting the cherry-picking of data and wilfully alarmist calls to scale back human industrial progress to “stop” climate change the author concludes:
“…. global warming is both vile and repugnant when this is forced on impressionable minds of children through indoctrination by our schools still teaching fraudulent IPCC dogma about catastrophic anthropogenic global warming using Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” as the only reference.
That the only reasonable conclusion about this doctrine of man-made Global is both ‘vile and repugnant’ is echoed in the piece ‘The Trouble with Climate Change’ by Lord Lawson, added with Lawson’s permission. As a former British Chancellor of the Exchequer it is natural that Lawson should dwell on the economic miseries produced by this false doctrine – especially as such “remedies” to climate change are gravely felt in the Third World.”
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How thick is the layer of ice on Europa?
Theory and observation indicate that Europa’s icy shell is around 15 to 25 kilometers (10 to 15 miles) thick, overlying an ocean approximately 60-150 kilometers (40 to 100 miles) deep. Support for this hypothesis comes from observations of pits, domes, and spots on Europa’s surface.