Category: Ocean.Acidification

Warming Water, Fish Fry

MEXICAN authorities say a mass die-off of fish at a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes. Over 33 metric tons of rotting dead fish have been removed from Lake Cajititlan in Jalisco state.  Abrupt changes in temperature or oxygen levels may have been responsible for earlier incidents. NEWS.com.au/technology/environment/mass-dieoff-of-fish-at-lake-cajititlan-in-western-mexico-shrouded-in-mystery/story-e6frflp0-1227044480985 A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to...

Ocean Acidification, US Gov

36 bits of good news to cure your ocean blues http://grist.org/living/36-bits-of-good-news-to-cure-your-ocean-blues via @grist A film by Rachel Edwardson. In Iñupiaq with English translation. Part of the POSTCARDS FROM CLIMATE CHANGE project. http://www.postcardsfromclimatechange.org       Two climate activists were set to go on trial in Massachusetts on Monday for blocking the shipment of 40,000 tons of coal to the Brayton Point power plant, a 51-year-old facility that is one of...

Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Goodall met with Dr. Vandana Shiva and CNN’s Christiane Amanpour to discuss climate change, with special emphasis on the IPCC’s recent report on the impact of human activity on it. Among her other remarks, Dr. Goodall specifically discussed her passion for empowering young people, and the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots. Click on the play button in the link below...

Deep End

..::“ There’s a profound game-changing event going on in the life of the sea,” says Callum Roberts, a professor of marine conservation at the University of York, England.  “The fact is that changes in alkalinity are going to cause massive reorganization of marine life, impacts on marine food webs, productivity, all sorts of things. We’re heading for a car crash here.”   Pelejero says. “It’s clear that the ocean is...

Ocean Acidification

In 2014… Scientists AND The White House said… Ocean Acidification is well under way… David Kramer   The scale of effort required to buffer the OCEAN’S ACIDITY is mind-boggling.   The annual mass of the compounds required is about an order of magnitude more than the 2 GIGATONS OF CARBON absorbed by oceans each YEAR, says Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.   That works out to about...

Atmospheric Oxygen

atmospheric oxygen (O2) measurements… ..::”Figure 2.3. Recent CO2 concentrations and emissions. (a) CO2 concentrations (monthly averages) measured by continuous analysers over the period 1970 to 2005 from Mauna Loa, Hawaii (19°N, black; Keeling and Whorf, 2005) and Baring Head, New Zealand (41°S, blue; following techniques by Manning et al., 1997). Due to the larger amount of terrestrial biosphere in the NH, seasonal cycles in CO2 are larger there than in the...

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver Takes Control of Avatar Interview to Reveal Ocean Threat in “ACID TEST” Sigourney Weaver expertly takes control of her interview with “FOX and Friends” and moves her focus from the high budget sci-fi film “Avatar” to her passion project about ocean acidification “ACID … http://EcoDelMar.org/Sigourney ACID TEST: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification from Tristan Bayer on Vimeo. Mafia Solves Age Old Nuclear Waste Problem US Industries pays...