12 Nov '11, 6pm

Why Are We Killing Coral Reefs? from @NRDC's blog:

nainoa mariner — Nov 12 2011 05:26 PM CO2 and the ocean should be considered in two parts. First there is the trillion tons of CO2 already emitted into the air and ocean. Of this, with only 25% absorbed, it has already created deadly ocean acidification. The full 100% is a lethal dose for higher ocean life. The second CO2 part is that CO2 to be emitted from today into the future, it may represent the second lethal dose. The problem with advocating merely more research and screwing more energy efficient light bulbs into use is that those efforts only deal with the second lethal dose of CO2 and ignore utterly the first lethal dose. It's as if upon meeting a patient at hospital emergency doctors recognizing the patient has taken a lethal dose of a chemical decide the best course of treatment is to send the patient across town to a psych ward for counselling to teach them to n...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dnewman/within_the_next...

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