“Low-oxygen” areas of ocean off the Pacific Northwest coast are “the new norm.”
Caused by global warming, you see – but pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
If only we could eat the bacterial blooms…. or algae….
Wha? Didn’t you just link to a bunch of articles that blamed this stuff on pollution, modern farming, and pumping fresh water into the ocean to combat oversalination (which scientists said was the problem)? C’mon, science. GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT.
Even though I’m not entirely convinced it’s global warming, why can’t it be a combination of problems, Andrew? Plus, they do mention the water is becoming more specific and polluted. I think science is staying pretty consistent here.
One thing that came to my mind when I read the article was that the wind was affected by the land heating up, so I want to know what can be done to stop that. Has urbanization and forest fires caused this? Global warming is a pretty catch-all phrase, so what can be done to stop the algae from over-expansion?
I have a friend who’s a marine biologist, and he says he’s aiming to become a professor. He says in 20 years he’ll be a history professor, and now I’m starting to believe him.
I must be tired.
My first read of your post … I took it as “pay no attention to the man behind the coffin.”
Andrew, what you have to keep in mind that there are many people called scientists. Some of them are good scientists. Some of them are bad scientists.
And then, some of them provide scientific advice to the president.
I’m scared. Seriously. I find this sort of thing terrifying. I want my kids to be able to swim in the ocean, not just look at it out of fear of flesh-eating ooze.
The apocalypse is taking too long is the problem.
“Andrew, what you have to keep in mind that there are many people called scientists. Some of them are good scientists. Some of them are bad scientists.
And then, some of them provide scientific advice to the president.” – NCallahan
Thank you. It’s very difficult to tell when people are using the term science with an understanding that the scientific community is just like any other community. You’ve got your morons, your ass hats, your shills, that guy who just can’t be bothered to pay attention to what everyone else has done before coming up with his own ill informed theory. And that’s just the people who are obviously not helping things. All the “good” scientists are trained to be critical, that is, to argue about other possible explanations before agreeing on one idea, possibly over the course of years and tens of thousands of dollars in grant money put into experiments to make damn well sure that what they think is going is actually happening.
“Plus, they do mention the water is becoming more specific and polluted.”
Sorry. I stopped reading about halfway through, and figured that people who read MGK’s blog would be intelligent enough to take my comment in the jocular spirit it was intended.
But while I’m being taken seriously . . .
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