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  •  Senator Merkley (3+ / 0-)
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    One point about CO2 emissions which always seems to get left out of the conversation is their effect on the oceans. As CO2 rises in the atmosphere, much of it is absorbed by the oceans, and converted into carbonic acid. This lowers the pH and has a profound impact on shell fish and coral reefs. Since so many people around the world depend on these species in their diet, the effects are very far ranging. This argument adds to all the other reasons we need to control fossil fuel use, and has the added benefit of being indisputable. Simple chemistry proves this is happening.

    Do Pavlov's dogs chase Schroedinger's cat?

    by corwin on Sat Dec 12, 2009 at 07:51:37 AM PST

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