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Carbon Dioxide Is 'Driving Fish Crazy'
ScienceDaily ^ | Jan. 20, 2012 | ScienceDaily

Posted on 01/20/2012 7:02:58 PM PST by dila813

Rising human carbon dioxide emissions may be affecting the brains and central nervous system of sea fishes with serious consequences for their survival, an international scientific team has found.

Carbon dioxide concentrations predicted to occur in the ocean by the end of this century will interfere with fishes' ability to hear, smell, turn and evade predators, says Professor Philip Munday of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; envirofascism; envirotrash; fraud; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; hoax; junkscience; scam
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To: doc1019

You are correct. Where was this headline, the last time a volcano erupted?

“Rising carbon dioxide emissions from recent volcanic eruptions may be affecting the brains and central nervous system of sea fishes with serious consequences for their survival”


51 posted on 01/20/2012 10:17:59 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: dila813

  It's sure not helping me catch any more of them.

52 posted on 01/20/2012 10:18:28 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: dila813

Science Daily is morphing into Mad Magazine without the graphics.


53 posted on 01/20/2012 10:27:38 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: dila813
Ice causes hangovers.


54 posted on 01/20/2012 10:32:00 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: dila813
may be affecting

The moon may be made of green cheese..., maybe....

55 posted on 01/20/2012 10:47:05 PM PST by freebilly
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To: dila813

This is the only cure:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZF_IQg6-Mw


56 posted on 01/20/2012 10:54:47 PM PST by Trillian
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To: dila813

What a bunch of BS

Guess what we use to operate our 250 gallon reef aquarium? CO2.

For us reefers, CO2 is used in conjunction with a calcium reactor to lower PH and dissolve hydro carbonate media into bio-available calcium molecules. In other words it makes our coral happy and growing. Turn off the C02 bottle and soon the the coral starts to look sickly.

C02 is also what green algae and other small plant life feed on. And these are food for many reef fish.


57 posted on 01/20/2012 10:59:20 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: dila813
"published in the journal Nature Climate Change"

The whole "journal" is nothing but climate change garbage and you can't get published in it unless you find some new climate destruction:

"we can only consider for publication palaeoclimate studies that shed significant new light on the nature, underlying causes or impacts of current climate change."

What a crock, it's all about keeping their government grant money machine rolling for this bs research so they don't have to get a real job.

Of course, if they don't find a problem they won't get another grant, so they "find" a problem so they can do further research. What a scam. Our tax dollars at work!

58 posted on 01/20/2012 11:16:11 PM PST by Reagan is King
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To: Reagan is King

Well, at least is an honest journal......lol


59 posted on 01/20/2012 11:19:14 PM PST by dila813
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To: JSteff

How dare you! The tree huggers will not be pleased...


60 posted on 01/20/2012 11:26:27 PM PST by Gargantua (Men are CREATED equal, but 21 years later... you get the picture.)
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To: NavyCanDo

If the fish is affected, won’t those fish hunting them be similarly affected. Seems like net-net.


61 posted on 01/20/2012 11:33:31 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: Darnright; ApplegateRanch; Berlin_Freeper; SolitaryMan; golux; SteamShovel; Bockscar; Thunder90; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

62 posted on 01/21/2012 3:57:47 AM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: steelyourfaith

I believe the answer to this great “dilemma” is to train fish psychotherapists so they can get the treatment they need. Of course, they should be government employees...and unionized.


63 posted on 01/21/2012 4:36:54 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: dila813
A couple of thoughts:

* Carbon dioxide is plant food. Won't rising levels of carbon dioxide in the ocean lead to more plants and thus more food for the fish and thus more fish? Maybe they're being driven crazy by the fact that there's so many of them. In which case, the best thing we can do for the mental health of fish is to eat as many of them as possible.

* Actual warming of the globe would also lead to more plants in the ocean. See above for proposed solution.

* The biggest actual problem of global warming according to the Warmmongers is that the polar ice caps might melt. This is a problem for land-dwelling species who don't breathe water and who own real estate at low elevations. But I don't think it would be a problem for fish at all.
64 posted on 01/21/2012 6:28:37 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (I also think that Obama should be defeated.)
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To: dila813

chicagotribune.com

Coal plants dominate list of Chicago’s biggest polluters
2 plants in Pilsen, Little Village constitute the largest source of local greenhouse gas emissions, U.S. says

By Michael Hawthorne, Chicago Tribune reporter

January 22, 2012

Fed by a steady stream of coal barges, the aging power plants that loom over Chicago’s Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods are by far the city’s largest industrial sources of climate change pollution.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-greenhouse-gases-20120122,0,4634856,print.story


65 posted on 01/21/2012 6:34:47 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: NavyCanDo
C02 is also what green algae and other small plant life feed on. And these are food for many reef fish.

CO2 is what ALL plants feed on. This is the problem with the whole greenhouse gas theory. It basically contends that heat, moisture and carbon dioxide is detrimental to life, when just the opposite is true.

What happens in a greenhouse? Plants grow rapidly and in abundance.
66 posted on 01/21/2012 6:35:39 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (I also think that Obama should be defeated.)
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To: dila813
Carbon dioxide concentrations predicted to occur in the ocean by the end of this century will interfere with fishes' ability to hear, smell, turn and evade predators, says Professor Philip Munday of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University.

Phil, you're a moron. The seas have less CO2 in them now than they did 200 years ago because of outgassing of CO2 due to the warming up after the Little Ice Age. The seas have less CO2 now than they did during many, many very long periods in the earth's past and the fish did just fine then. And, Phil, if the fish are trying to "evade predators," which predators are they trying to evade? Squid, whales, porpoises, or other fish? Given that nearly all predators of fish are other fish, how are those other fish going to be able to exercise their predation if CO2 is affecting their ability to hear their prey, smell their prey, and turn to eat their prey?
67 posted on 01/21/2012 6:36:09 AM PST by aruanan
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To: dila813

The obvious conclusion to this line of argument is that the rising tide of human population will eventually kill off the fish simply by breathing.

Anyone who buys into this—and wants to protect fish— should show their solidarity with fish by immediately and permanently stopping their breathing.


68 posted on 01/21/2012 7:52:57 AM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: musicman

Look at 2:20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAwwW_Pj6Mg&feature=player_embedded


69 posted on 01/21/2012 8:46:12 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: dila813

Well Phil what is your degree in? The tittles of your published papers suggest marine biology. However the content of this article suggests that you have insufficient knowledge to be a marine biologist. So are you or aren’t you?


70 posted on 01/21/2012 9:34:49 AM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: Reagan is King

And they don’t allow comments, either that or they hid them so well I could not find them.


71 posted on 01/21/2012 9:42:31 AM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: aruanan

Phil forgot to mention that the oceans hold more CO2 when they are cold and less CO2 as they warm. If CO2 really caused global warming, this would mean that climate was in a positive-feedback loop and CO2 and the oceans would drive the climate into either a permanent ice-age or a permanent tropical environment.

Since climate appears to have fluctuated between these extremes over time, it means that CO2 is not the cause of global warming.


72 posted on 01/21/2012 9:48:45 AM PST by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

The temperature rise associated with global warming will also increase evaporation. With more water vapor in the atmosphere and the resulting increase in rainfall on land, there are those who predict that sea levels will fall not rise.


73 posted on 01/21/2012 9:49:07 AM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: dila813; alancarp; alpo; az_gila; boomop1; Cicero; Cobra64; count-your-change; dead; Deaf Smith; ...
Carbon dioxide is PLANT FOOD
  for the seaweed and algae that is at the bottom of the food chain for fish!

More fish food = more fish. Simple equation.
74 posted on 01/21/2012 11:03:57 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: Gargantua

Nicely stated and further more——I have a treefarm. My trees need CO2. If these hide bound blowholes figure out a way to actually diminish natural CO2 I’ve always said I will start burning old tires until my trees look good again. I’m guessing this genius is a basement dweller who doesn’t actually get out much except to mail his green grant applications.


75 posted on 01/21/2012 12:18:55 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Future Useless Eater

These poor fish can’t win — more CO2 they go crazy, less they starve— but did any of the greenies ever figure along the lines that maybe Darwin had placed those fish on the “obsolete” list?


76 posted on 01/21/2012 5:01:02 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: martian622
“Oh my God, what a gullible race humans are.”

I totally disagree. Gullibility is probably the most endearing quality of most very young pre-school children.

Ignorance and stupidity in adults?
Not so much.

77 posted on 01/21/2012 8:02:55 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Publius6961

Haha. True dat.


78 posted on 01/21/2012 8:14:04 PM PST by martian622 (The Revolution is being televised.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; dila813; 11B40; A Balrog of Morgoth; A message; ACelt; Aeronaut; AFPhys; ...
Carbon dioxide concentrations predicted to occur in the ocean by the end of this century will interfere with fishes' ability to hear, smell, turn and evade predators, says Professor Philip Munday of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University.

This, this is a tragedy. But the good Professor has not gone far enough! Nossir!

Over the years, 12 Trillion Coke bottles and cans have been carelessly tossed into Mother Gaia's pristine waters by man. Each contains some amount of left-over Coke, a (gasp) CARBONATED beverage. The fish, drawn by the criminal sweetness of the flavor, ingest this CARBONATED material. The poor li'l buggers ain't got a Chinaman's chance!

The students of Professor Munday at the World-Renowned ARC Center have their work cut out for them. They must drain large oceanic bodies of water and clean them up. A suitable use for Stimulus Funds by my new NGO if I ever heard one.

79 posted on 01/22/2012 6:03:47 AM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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