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Ocean Acidifying 10 Times Faster Than Anytime in the Last 55 Million Years, Putting Polar Ecosystems at Risk


Environment  (tags: ocean acidification, environment, destruction, climate-change, globalwarming, humans, healthconditions, pollution, nature, ecosystems, habitat, habitatdestruction, world, research, oceans, water )

Cal
- 186 days ago - news.mongabay.com
An assessment of ocean acidification, presented at the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw in November 2013, starkly concluded that acidity is on track to rise 170 percent by the end of this century



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A F. (130)
Monday February 24, 2014, 7:25 pm
:(
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday February 24, 2014, 7:52 pm
Thank you for the horrifying news! Now what can we do about it? (n, p, t)
 

Susan Allen (221)
Monday February 24, 2014, 8:11 pm
Noted and shared. When will people wake the hell up? I'm just guessing it won't be until it's too damn late to do anything to stop these environmental horrors that are worsening each passing day. I also keep wondering what planet the people responsible think they and their progeny are going to live on once they've destroyed this one. I don't hold out much hope for mankind or this planet. Outstanding article.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 1:47 am
Noted, tks.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 2:10 am
Whats the betting the deniers will be coming out of the wood work any time now.
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 3:21 am
Noted & posted
 

Bea P. (0)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 3:34 am
Thanks for sharing, sad to know about it.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 3:46 am
Noted.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 4:49 am
noted
 

gabriele jefferson (147)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 5:28 am
noted, shared on fb, twitter, google, thx.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 5:46 am
noted, thanks
 

John S. (301)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 5:54 am
Again, perhaps you should find an article on the coming ice age, perhaps the site http://www.winningreen.com/site/epage/59549_621.htm will work for you, if not you can try http://iceagenow.info/2012/02/ice-age-2014/.
 

Fi T. (16)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 6:08 am
Act now or it's too late
 

Frances Darcy (218)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 6:45 am
noted
 

Val M. (77)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 8:01 am
"Compared with pre-industrial levels, the oceanís acidity has soared 26 percent, and will only increase as CO2 emissions rise." The only way to slow down the damage will be if we can switch to renewable energy as much as possible..
 

Debbie S. (33)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 9:44 am
Very scary, what can be done?
 

GGmaSheila D. (164)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 9:57 am
Wonder how much is due to climate change, and how much due to Fukushima radioactive waste?
 

Terry H. (2)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 10:18 am
Last time something similar happened was 55-56 million years ago and known as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum which is probably why they use the figure 55 million years in the headline. The PETM had a doubling of atmospheric CO2, temperature rise of 5C and a mass turnover in species. It took approx 20,000 years for this change to occur, we're doubling the CO2 much, much faster...
 

A F. (130)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 1:44 pm
thanks
 

Terry King (108)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 1:59 pm
I'm sure the right wing industrialists view this news as a liberal plot.
 

Terry King (108)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 2:15 pm
Burning coal releases sulfuric acid Fukushima released radiation... Two completely different ecological disasters!
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 4:23 pm
Thank you for the article.
 

Philip Heinlein (471)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 5:43 pm
scary
 

Dave C. (214)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 7:00 am
dangerous
 
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