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Death of the seas from CO2 acidification

Summary:  The lastest scary stories from scientists.  Real data, reliable projections, but does that make the story plausible?  Part 1 of a  series. Contents An introduction to the problem An introduction to ocean acidification Some journal articles about acidification Update: good news (1)  An introduction to the problem Atmospheric CO2 concentrations oscillated between 200 and …

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Should we worry about 2010′s near-record melting of sea ice?

Summary:   No.  It’s weather, not climate change.  Many of the people sounding the alarms know they are exaggerating the situation.  This is a follow-up to It’s time to worry (again) about disappearing arctic ice (8 June 2010); see that for excellent graphs of the long-term sea ice history. We’re told that polar sea ice is shrinking …

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Today’s good news, about rising sea levels

Summary:  There has been much evidence that the terrible tales of rising sea levels are exaggerated.  Slowly hard evidence emerges. Contents “Shape-shifting islands defy sea-level rise“, New Scientist, 2 June 2010  “The dynamic response of reef islands to sea level rise: evidence from multi-decadal analysis of island change in the central pacific“, Arthur P. Webb …

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