Reassement of the oceans as a CO2 sink

Discussion in 'Environment' started by Old Rocks, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,621
    Thanks Received:
    5,429
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,414
    Climate Change: The Next Generation: Tas van Ommen: Warmer oceans release CO2 faster than thought

    Warmer oceans release CO2 faster than thought
    by Wendy Zukerman, New Scientist, April 25, 2011As the world's oceans warm, their massive stores of dissolved carbon dioxide may be quick to bubble back out into the atmosphere and amplify the greenhouse effect, according to a new study.
    The oceans capture around 30% of human carbon dioxide emissions and hide it in their depths. This slows the march of global warming somewhat. But climate records from the end of the last ice age show that as temperatures climb, the trend reverses and the oceans emit CO2, which exacerbates warming.
    Previous studies have suggested that it takes between 400 and 1,300 years for this to happen. But now the most precise analysis to date has whittled that figure down.
    ................................................................................................................

    Worse warming?
    And while more precise than the others, the team's study also comes with significant uncertainty: plus or minus 200 years, meaning there could actually be no lag time between rising temperatures and gases being released from the atmosphere.
    "They've nailed it," says Paul Fraser, a greenhouse gas researcher at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). He adds that despite the uncertainty, "this is a really good data set that they've got."
    Van Ommen says climate modelling will be needed before we can speculate how the results relate to current warming.
    The work was presented at the Greenhouse 2011 conference in Cairns earlier this month.
    Warmer oceans release CO2 faster than thought - environment - 25 April 2011 - New Scientist
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. waltky
    Offline

    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    20,905
    Thanks Received:
    1,792
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    Okolona, KY
    Ratings:
    +3,889
    Granny says, "Dat's right, it's the end times - purt soon the oceans gonna be extinct, an' den we all gonna die...
    :eek:
    Scientists voice extinction fears over acidic oceans
    Fri, Oct 04, 2013 - The oceans are more acidic now than they have been for at least 300 million years, due to carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels, and a mass extinction of key species may already be on its way as a result, leading marine scientists warned on Wednesday.
     
  3. Abraham3
    Offline

    Abraham3 BANNED

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Messages:
    4,289
    Thanks Received:
    162
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +163
    Does anyone here seriously believe that, even should every denier go to his room and lock the door, the human species will take sufficient and sufficiently timely action?

    I'm beginning to think that it may well be time to shift our emphasis to adaptation. Our grandchildren are going to be SO screwed.

    I really want the names and the writings of the loudest deniers preserved somewhere so when people are pushing grocery carts down the road, living on rats and cockroaches and drinking from puddles in the road, they'll know who's to blame.
     
  4. skookerasbil
    Offline

    skookerasbil Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    24,276
    Thanks Received:
    2,922
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    Not the middle of nowhere
    Ratings:
    +6,270
    More theory......presented as science.
     
  5. CrusaderFrank
    Offline

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    81,277
    Thanks Received:
    14,923
    Trophy Points:
    2,210
    Ratings:
    +37,086
    Wow.

    There's not a single "Fact" about AGW that's not totally malleable
     
  6. CrusaderFrank
    Offline

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    81,277
    Thanks Received:
    14,923
    Trophy Points:
    2,210
    Ratings:
    +37,086
    Last year it was "It's not warmer because the oceans are eating twice the CO2 we thought they were"
     
  7. CrusaderFrank
    Offline

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    81,277
    Thanks Received:
    14,923
    Trophy Points:
    2,210
    Ratings:
    +37,086
    Skooks, my AGW model is predicting that it's going to be warmer in some areas and cooler in other.
     
  8. bripat9643
    Offline

    bripat9643 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Messages:
    67,943
    Thanks Received:
    8,101
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +27,465
    That scenario is what will happen if ignorant savages like you are put in charge of running this nation. Unfortunately, to a much to great of an extent, you already are. Hence the decline of America.
     
  9. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,621
    Thanks Received:
    5,429
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,414
    OK. You see a declining America. I see one in a cleansing flux, where ignorant people like you have far less influence. Those that are continually educating themselves are the ones that are going to determine the future of this great nation, not the willfully ignorant.
     
  10. bripat9643
    Offline

    bripat9643 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Messages:
    67,943
    Thanks Received:
    8,101
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +27,465
    No one with a brain has failed to notice that the more Democrat endorsed policies we implement, the slower our economy grows, the longer recessions last, the higher permanent unemployment goes, the more people we have on food stamps and "disability" and the faster the national debt climbs. This country is headed for a collapse as the result of boobs like you who believe themselves to be "educated." The problem is that everything you know is wrong.
     

Share This Page