Monday, February 12, 2007

CO2 being pushed deep into the oceans

New Scientist has an interesting article discussing the absorption rate of CO2 by our oceans. While it may seem to be good news as far how much of the greenhouse gas can be absorbed by our oceans it isn't such great news for the marine life that has to deal with the added CO2 levels which leads to ocean acidification.

Once again another major variable in the climate change discussion that you don't hear much about. We truly know so little about our planet and its resolve to survive no matter what we throw at it. I just can't help but think the planet has survived for billions of years and will figure out a way to survive for many more.

More research needs to happen in regard to climate change and somehow we need to remove politics from the equation - yes I know a pipe dream but wouldn't it be great if that happened.

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