18 Apr '11, 4pm

What Google predicts for the future of life on earth

@pubwvj, because it would be a long and drawn out conversation and I don’t have time. And I am fatigued at going over this so many times in the past. This isn’t 2002. I’m cranky now, and I have a lot of cranky friends whose patience is thin. Here are a couple of leads though… 1.) Species DO adapt to major change. But over longer periods of time than 50 years. It depends on the life-cycle rate. Coral reefs, for example will not “just move” in 50 years. And where to? If you mean cooler waters, to get away from the heat, that is exactly where acidification is happening fastest—cooler waters and upwellings. The acidification and warming are happening faster than many adaptations can ride on top of. This is according to the oceanographers at NOAA and Scripps. 2.) Your fatalistic attitude also leaves out the fact that it is THIS climate—the one of 10,000 BC to now—that our popul...

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