Category Archives: Ocean

Great — ocean acidification has it’s own feedback loop that can cascade out of control.

Long story short — as CO2 adds to ocean acidity, it eats at various carbon deposits already in the oceans and makes the ocean more acidic. If we push it too far, various tiny shelled critters cannot make a strong … Continue reading

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Precise, eloquent, artistic… heartbreaking

Our oceans. I’ve written about them before, but sometimes not felt it. This helped me feel it. 😦

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Naomi Klein makes me angry, again!

First of all, she’s anti-nuclear. Enough said. But today is about the oceans. Geo-engineering, or sequestering CO2 by tipping iron dust into the ocean, is bad as well, according to Klein. She doesn’t spell out why it is bad: the … Continue reading

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Next greatest threat after global warming?

I’m glad I was able to announce a new way to feed aquaculture in my last post, because I’m fast becoming convinced that seafood is no longer good for you. It’s not seafood any longer, but concentrated toxic waste! Why? … Continue reading

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Western Antarctic Ice Sheet is going, going….

Our grandchildren are going to face around *double* the sea level rise the IPCC predicted. All earlier predictions were for Greenland’s steady melting. Now that Antarctica’s on the move, that should double. Note: this precludes ‘sudden dynamic ice events’. The … Continue reading

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I emailed Susan Freinkel on Eternal Plastics

Hi all, I just listened to a Long Now foundation talk by Susan Freinkel on her book on plastics and our ‘toxic love story’ with them. It’s a great talk, and I encourage you all to listen to it. (I … Continue reading

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What does a kilogram of seafood represent?

Well, it depends on the seafood. Every trophic level upwards means a 90% loss of the previous foodweb. Don’t understand? Let The Conversation explain. A comparison between the way we exploit marine and terrestrial food webs can illustrate the problem. … Continue reading

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