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Old 09-13-2013, 05:11 PM   #914 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Arragonis View Post
Plankton seems to be doing OK as do coral reefs despite predictions to the contrary.

The Arctic ice is doing well to, all those eco-warriors planning to cross it this summer to illustrate the disaster seem to be getting stuck. Oh dear, how sad, never mind.
Actually, no. The micro-organisms at the base of the ocean food chain are being altered by the increasing ocean acidity (thinner skeletons), coral reefs are disappearing - due to ocean acidity, warming ocean temperatures, storm damage and increased run off due, at least in part, to increasingly severe and frequent storms - and Arctic sea ice is still reducing at a rate towards the high end of the predictions.