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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Remember – according to ACT, global warming isn’t man made



Oceans' acidity threatening coral and mussel survival
Rising carbon dioxide levels are increasing acidity in the oceans faster than scientists thought, posing a greater threat to shell-forming creatures such as coral and mussels. An eight-year project in the Pacific has found that rising marine acid levels will challenge many organisms, because their shell-making chemistry is critically dependent on a less acidic, more alkaline environment. The study monitored seawater pH levels at the northeast Pacific island of Tatoosh off Washington state in the United States. Timothy Wootton, from Chicago University, said scientists found that acidity levels rose at more than 10 times the rate predicted by computer models designed to study the link between atmospheric concentrations of CO2 and ocean acidity. Atmospheric CO2 levels have increased by about 100 parts per million since the start of the industrial revolution and are now at their highest point in at least 650,000 years. About a third of man-made CO2 emissions has dissolved into the oceans. As CO2 dissolves in seawater, it forms carbonic acid, which lowers the ocean's alkalinity and pH level, making it more acidic.

Remember – according to ACT who are now in power, global warming isn’t happening because of man made pollution – we effectively have a flat earth party that only 4 in every 100 NZers voted for dictating ludicrous environmental policy that makes us the laughing stock of the OECD – personally I can’t WAIT for Rodney’s special inquest where he will bring every quack denial clown on the planet to try and sway policy regarding global warming, I wonder how we will be portrayed in the global media when this happens?

How’s that change going for you NZ?

13 Comments:

At 26/11/08 2:39 pm, Anonymous Garth Russell said...

It is going excellent thanks Martyn.
I am proud to be a global warming sceptic and very pleaed my party vote went to Act.

 
At 26/11/08 3:33 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am proud to be a global warming sceptic and very pleaed my party vote went to Act.
Grant is very pleaed.

 
At 26/11/08 4:30 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am proud to be a global warming sceptic

And no doubt you see yourself as free thinking, super intellectual rather than the duped corporate stooge that you really are?

Well done Garth.

 
At 26/11/08 5:54 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you consider the volume of CO2 absorbed into the ocean compared to the volume of water in the ocean, the alkalinity/carbonic acid argument is laughable.

And you call ACT 'quacks'

 
At 26/11/08 8:57 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The change is going excellent Bomber. I'm happier than I have been for some 9 years. Thanks for asking.

 
At 26/11/08 9:31 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone enlighten us, just how much CO2 emissions does NZ account for as percentage of total world emissions? And is it worth 'ordinary kiwis' (I love using the parlance of the FORMER govt) paying more for essential services so we take a moral high ground?

 
At 27/11/08 8:21 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone enlighten us, just how much CO2 emissions does NZ account for as percentage of total world emissions? And is it worth 'ordinary kiwis' (I love using the parlance of the FORMER govt) paying more for essential services so we take a moral high ground?

What a bullshit argument, because we're small we shouldn't bother? Sounds like you're too lazy and stupid to change your current life of unsustainable, bloated western over consumption more than anything else. Fuck off you needle dicked troll.

 
At 27/11/08 10:51 am, Blogger jblethen said...

Anybody care to explain this: Has nobody heard of the White Cliffs of Dover? They are made of chalk.

 
At 27/11/08 1:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 8.21am. Why are you leftists so tetchy? (Did you lose an election or something?). These are valid questions which you wont answer because it undermines your own position. Here's a suggestion why dont you go live in a cave and live on Lentils. I'm off down the road in my V8 to get some plastic bags for the land fill.

 
At 27/11/08 5:48 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NZ accounts for about 0.2% of world emissions. So any measures we take will do nothing except cost jobs, not to mention moving NZ factories to China where there are fuck all environmental regulations.

Well done Greens!

 
At 28/11/08 2:49 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

not to mention moving NZ factories to China where there are fuck all environmental regulations.

What factories are they????

1. China does have environmental regulations.
2. They are better enforced every year.

Prompting from the international community and western consumers has made China accept some measure of environmental protection is required when they are producing goods.

 
At 28/11/08 2:51 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

China has increasingly turned to its tax system to fight severe pollution created by its economic boom. Last year, it cut export tax rebates for energy-intensive products, and this month it raised consumption taxes on large passenger vehicles.

 
At 28/11/08 6:28 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon @2:49 & 2:51 must surely be employed by the Chinese propaganda bureau.

The Chinese govt knows its not the pollution they have to control; It's the western worlds perception of their pollution.

China still has huge rivers you can set fire to FFS!

 

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