Re: NANFA-- Southern Ocean soaks up carbon dioxide
Sun, 30 Jan 2000 18:28:57 EST

In a message dated 1/30/00 5:07:16 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< Bruce,

Your numbers are way off. Human activity, according to latest studies,
shows that we put as much or even more CO2 into the air than would occur
under the normal Carbon Cycle. I will look those figures up and post them
here as soon as I find my notebook. Human activity is very definately
causing problems.

There is a difference in changing the heat retention qualities of the
atmosphere and affecting the alkalinity of the ocean. Carbon dioxide builds
up in the atmosphere faster than the ocean can absorb it but we still are not
putting out enough CO2 to seriously affect the oceans alkalinity. The
greenhouse effect would raise the worlds temps beyond our tolerance levels
before the ocean turned acidic.


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