A Few Things Ill Considered

Nature News – a serious omission

I have mentioned it frequently before, there is another serious problem with pumping CO2 into the atmosphere, ocean acidification.

Geoengineering should never be discussed without mentioning it. The Way Things Break tells Nature as much.

Comments

  1. #1 Robert
    August 10, 2009

    Connie Willis wrote a story about the unintended consequences of geoengineering. Scientists found a method to restore the ozone layer with the minor side effect of making the moon look blue. So then things that only happened once in a blue moon started happening all the time.

    (“Blued Moon”)

  2. #2 crakar14
    August 25, 2009

    Another scary story, another rebuttle

    Here

    w.w.w.co2science.org/articles/V12/N26/B1.php

    and here discuss past and present PH levels

    w.w.w.co2science.org/articles/V12/N22/EDIT.php

    This one shows one of many studies to determine the effects on sea creatures

    w.w.w.co2science.org/articles/V12/N22/B2.php

    This one talks about the effects on corals with a few good links embedded in the article.

    w.w.w.co2science.org/articles/V7/N8/EDIT.php

    Or you can just go here and browse all the articles.

    http://www.co2science.org/subject/c/calcification.php

    Once again the scary story tellers are shown to be just that and nothing more.

  3. #3 dhogaza
    August 26, 2009

    co2science is only slightly less reliable that WUWT.

  4. #4 crakar14
    August 26, 2009

    Dhogaza,

    I get similar arguments from religious nutters, for example the Koran is no good because it does not represent the one true God.

  5. #5 skepville
    August 30, 2009

    First off, kudos to you, Coby, for doing such a thankless job.

    Here’s a story related to ocean acidification that you may have missed: A recent experiment to use oceans as co2 sinks by fertilization with iron showed poor results. The plankton increased, but so did the rest of the food chain, which quickly cycled the co2 back into the atmosphere.

    http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/04/13/ocean-iron-carbon.html

  6. #6 coby
    August 30, 2009

    Thanks for the feedback and the link, skepville. I remember that story too.

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