OCEANS, CHEMISTRY, & CLIMATE: Cooking Up a Toxic Brew

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 01 August 2018


Cooking Up a Toxic Brew

Scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans,
University of Toronto, August 1, 2018.

Climate Changes Ocean Chemistry

"...shows how an increase in CO2 in Earth's atmosphere more than 50 million years ago (the PETM), dramatically changed the chemistry of the planet's oceans."

"...global warming is not only about extreme weather events, or hotter summers, but it has the potential to alter the ocean structure with unknown consequences for fisheries."

"We show that the last time large amounts of CO2 were injected into the atmosphere, not only did the planet get hot -- which is known as the so called Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, about 55 million year ago -- but it also changed the chemistry of the ocean quite markedly."


"The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM, about 55 million year ago) gets its name from the boundary between two periods in Earth's past. The amount of CO2 input into the atmosphere during the period was similar to the predicted trajectories of CO2 in the atmosphere towards the year 2100..."

Toxic Brew Ocean

"Increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations (of the PETM) go hand in hand with oxygen loss in the ocean, and this is the first demonstration that the CO2 release from human activity could be large enough to turn parts of the ocean into a toxic brew."


"While the researchers cannot say how long it would take for the impact of increased CO2 levels to become evident, they say the transition would be quick."



Humans Triggering Massive Destruction?

"Archaeological Climatology"
Past as Prologue


What happened last time it was as warm as it’s going to get later this century?
Ars Technica, June, 2018, with links to recent, "Archaeological Climatology," research.


The Eco-Crash News, The Past Foretells the Future; Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum


CO2 Increase a Time Machine Back to the Palogene Era


Humans are equal to The Big Volcano and The Big Rock from Space?
How do you like your frogs cooked? Self & Slow, or Naturally Quick?
(The Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event (T-OAE))


Human Effects Equal Chicxulub Climate Disruption?



When Was That?

Geological Time Scales, US Geo Society.

Geo Time Scales, Wiki.



Add to the above research the emerging fact that our climate modeling has been radically underestimating the rate of weather change that industrializing the vast populations of China & India have already created and are currently driving.


Climate Modeling Research

Climate Change News. Not an Improving Situation: Improved Climate Modeling Sees the Grim Future of the US: More Extremes Here


Worse Models Fit Reality the Best?


Two Degrees Already Baked In


Improved Models Show Grim Future


2017 Hottest in Ca History, still increasing


2015-2016 clearly warmer than any other year


The Bottom Line

We are experiencing environmental and ecological disasters because we have been grown into disaster by the greed and corruption of our traitor corporate leaders, politicians, and their lapdog corporate press, by those that put themselves and their followers above common sense and our fundamental rule of law, let alone our, "General Welfare."

That's who's done this to our country and our planet...

It should be no surprise to any honest observers that we are experiencing a whole lot of climate-based surprises, more fires, more droughts, more heatwaves and crop and fishery failures, the consequences of the uncontrolled immigration and offshoring policies of unlimited population and production growth fronted by our bribed politicians & their corrupted corporate press, who have grown us to economic poverty and ecological destruction, would ever have ever reported on.

Our environment is operating like a ship on fire. I wonder when the "passengers" will notice, let alone the, "officers," the corrupted press and politicians who "led" us here?
It's going to have to be the average folks that stop this destructive foolishness, as the corporate elite that runs this country, along with their wholly-owned press and all the, "party," politicians are going to burn both our ship of our state, and our environment, down to their "waterlines," unless and until they are stopped.


Our Self Created Reality

The Existential Zone


The Bottom Line, Motivational:
Escape from the Tech Trap


The Bottom Line, Political
We Need a New Environmentalism



Recent Coral Research

Lobotomizing the Web of Life: Coral Escape Limits


Anthropocene, Climate Change News, 2018: Warming Times, Coral on the Way Out


Can corals survive climate change?


Saying Goodbye: Coral


Can corals survive climate change?


Fish Swimming Away
Habitats contracting as fish and coral flee equator



OCEAN HEALTH, 2018: Only 13% of Ocean Wilderness Remains




2018 Oceans, Fish, Water, & Ice News

2015 through 2017 Fish, Water, Oceans, Ice, & People News





August 2018 News of Man & Nature






News from Nature


Climate Destruction News



Bee News

Bear News

Spider Forum

Bird News

Small Mammals

Frogs and Reptiles

Butterfly News


Health and Fitness

Mountain Safety

Mosquito News

Female Trail

High Sierra History


Astro-Phys, Space, & Science News

High Sierra Geology News

Fish, Oceans, & Water News



All High Sierra News





ocean chemisty climate PETM shows dangerous connections


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