New York Times bombshell story: The World’s Oceans Are in Danger, Major Climate Change Report Warns

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    You're saying that atmospheric CO2 is solely responsible for bleaching the coral reefs?
     
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    No, that isn't what I said. I simply stated that since 1992, when I was snorkeling in the Keys, compared to what they showed the other night on the news, it's gotten a hell of a lot worse.

    And, the "bleaching" as you call it isn't really bleaching. It's dead coral. It has turned white because there are no longer any living coral in it. And, the reason for the coral dying is a lot of reasons, but one of the main ones is that coral can only live in a very narrow temperature band. And, when the area around the coral heats up a couple of degrees, it kills the coral, resulting in the bleaching.

    Now, while CO2 does do a lot to contribute to warming, it's not the only reason the coral are dying. There are other factors in it as well, but mainly it's because the water is warming up.
     
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    i speak for the trees...for the trees have no tongues!
     
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    "i, for one, would prefer to continue to travel toward the equator for my warmer weather rather than run the risk of melting the polar ice and having some of the coastal areas disappear beneath a rising ocean."

    this quote is from 1966.
     
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    the revolution in natural gas is finally going to set us free, my friends! free from our withering and costly addiction to foreign oil, free from the galling cupidity of prices at the gas pump, free from our long polluted romance with dirty coal.

    natural gas right here at home is the future, my friends!
     
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    my friends, by converting just 10% of our vehicles to Compressed Natural Gas, we can lower our use of foreign oil by 50 billion dollars a year!

    its the patriotic thing to do my friends, natural gas would help america gain energy independence

    we need to drill anywhere and everywhere, under a suburban country club's manicured lawns, a university's parking lot, airport runways and terminals, even right next to schools and day-care centers.

    let's go for broke to save the country and the planet, my friends!
     
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    Sounds great! Let's do it.
     
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    An angry little girl at the UN said if we raise taxes in the US, the world will be okay.

    Apparently, a lot of dimwits believed her.
     
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