The big stink 93.9 million years ago – blame CO2

From the University of California – Riverside , and the department of sulfurous odors, comes this “it must be carbon dioxide” moment: “Also associated with this event are high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which are linked to elevated ocean and atmospheric temperatures. Associated consequences include likely enhanced global rainfall and weathering of…

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‘Carbon’ to blame for giant crabs

CO2, is there anything it can’t do? Add it to the list. Over at WaPo, they call them “supersized”. From Counsel and Heal News (h/t to Gene Doebley): Carbon To Blame for Oversized Blue Crabs The use of genetic engineering or steroid enhancements to enlarge certain food products has been popular but highly controversial in…

Climate change scares the fish

From FIS – Worldnews and the warming omnipotence department comes this: Climate change darkens water, drives fish away  Norwegian coastal waters are darkening due to changes in weather and climate, damaging optical conditions for marine animals. Marine biologist Dag L Aksnes of the University of Bergen has analysed the impacts of these declining optical conditions…

CO2 increase is “like hitting our ecosystem with a sledge-hammer”

That comes from this statement in the press release: Professor Kennedy said that the doubling of the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere over the past 50 years is “like hitting our ecosystem with a sledge-hammer” Hmmm, you’d think they could get the basic math right. From ftp://ftp.cmdl.noaa.gov/ccg/co2/trends/co2_mm_mlo.txt Today’s seasonally corrected Mauna Loa CO2…