Friday, August 04, 2017

The time is now. No more doubting or politics. The loss of the corals was a "mass extinction event."

"Smithsonian Earth" (click here)

We need far, far more programming like this.

From the Climate Change Synthesis Report:

...Ocean warming (click here) dominates the increase in energy stored in the climate system, accounting for more than 90% of the energy
accumulated between 1971 and 2010 (high confidence), with only about 1% stored in the atmosphere. On a global scale,
the ocean warming is largest near the surface, and the upper 75 m warmed by 0.11 [0.09 to 0.13] °C per decade over the
period 1971 to 2010. It is virtually certain that the upper ocean (0−700 m) warmed from 1971 to 2010, and it likely warmed

between the 1870s and 1971. {1.1.2, Figure 1.2}...

Sixty percent of Earth's atmospheric oxygen comes from the single celled creatures that live in the oceans. Corals are more complex than a single cell but are known to be climate producers. 

This is serious and all oars need to be in the water.