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(AFP)   One-fifth of the world's coral is already dead. That's quite atoll   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 184
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2008-12-10 11:52:27 AM
And that's quite a headline.

/+1
 
2008-12-10 11:59:04 AM
Oceanographic research will be cay to reverse this...
 
2008-12-10 12:02:25 PM
img1.fark.net
 
2008-12-10 12:14:21 PM
gopher321: Oceanographic research will be cay to reverse this...

img205.imageshack.us
 
2008-12-10 12:20:51 PM
+1
 
2008-12-10 12:22:55 PM
"Goodbye, Eniwetok"

/Goddamn right that's obscure
 
2008-12-10 12:28:50 PM
I harbor subby ill will.
 
rmz
2008-12-10 12:30:33 PM
Golf clap.
 
2008-12-10 12:35:39 PM
Well played sir.

Today's fun fact: There is more biodiversity in a coral reef than in the Amazon rain forest. Which means there's probably a ton of cures for diseases and all sorts of other useful stuff going on in there.
 
2008-12-10 12:45:19 PM
Tigger: Well played sir.

Today's fun fact: There is more biodiversity in a coral reef
Britney Spears's vagina than in the Amazon rain forest. Which means there's probably a ton of cures for diseases and all sorts of other useful stuff going on in there.

FTFY.
 
2008-12-10 12:47:32 PM
There is more biodiversity in a coral reef Britney Spears's vagina

Also true, which is why the Britney Bajingo has seen more recreational diving than the Great Barrier Reef.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2008-12-10 01:12:50 PM
As an extreme snorkeler, I jump out of planes near the reef away from the coral, but that's not always where island.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2008-12-10 01:15:52 PM
...so are we waving them goodbye?
 
2008-12-10 02:04:19 PM
I suspect there's something fishy going on.
 
2008-12-10 02:20:29 PM
That's quite a forced headline, submitter. Eat more fiber.
 
2008-12-10 02:20:37 PM
Tigger: Today's fun fact: There is more biodiversity in a coral reef than in the Amazon rain forest. Which means there's probably a ton of cures for diseases and all sorts of other useful stuff going on in there.

You can scratch your butt with it.
 
2008-12-10 02:20:45 PM
Old tires work just as good.
 
2008-12-10 02:21:21 PM
433: As an extreme snorkeler, I jump out of planes near the reef away from the coral, but that's not always where island.

You're fired.
 
2008-12-10 02:21:54 PM
sigdiamond2000: "Goodbye, Eniwetok"

/Goddamn right that's obscure


Could this be the eotwawki?
 
2008-12-10 02:22:46 PM
A+++++++ would lol again
 
2008-12-10 02:22:48 PM
This isn't due to human activity.

Humans are to insignificant too effect the planet.

Also, what about all the dead corrall on Mars? Did humans kill that with their SUVs to?
 
2008-12-10 02:23:01 PM
This is bad.

I think.

Yup, this is bad.
 
2008-12-10 02:23:35 PM
So go touch some coral while you still can.
 
2008-12-10 02:23:42 PM
The idiots on the Right would like you all to remember:

Human life has no signifigant impact on the environment. Shop at Wal-Mart!
 
2008-12-10 02:23:56 PM
Anenome of coral is no friend of mine.
 
2008-12-10 02:24:11 PM
I shall once again remind the corals I lord over in my 120 gallon reef tank how lucky they are to live in the world I've crafted for them.
 
2008-12-10 02:24:20 PM
I suspect nothing will be done in time to save the remaining dying coral or anything else we're destroying. Way to go, humans! Woo Hoo! Human power! God, we're so smart and superior!

/just came in my pants.
 
2008-12-10 02:24:41 PM
As a person who was kicked out a Texas A&M at Galveston and was a Marine Biology major, I am getting a kick out of your replies.

On a serious note, this sucks if it was accurate. Last I heard they were counting all dead coral, and not just coral which had died in the last 100 years or so. It makes a massive differance when you include coral that has been on dry land for all of recorded time.

just saying, I'll go and RTFA now.
 
2008-12-10 02:24:58 PM

FTFA:


The report, released by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network,

No agenda there *rollseyes*

"Science" by bias
 
2008-12-10 02:25:44 PM
Lampmonster: This is bad.

I think.

Yup, this is bad.


You are commenting on the headline, I assume.
 
2008-12-10 02:26:08 PM
Hrm... plus frog species vanishing... crocs having breeding issues... increased incidence of mutation among some insect species... insects coming out at times of year that they have never been observed to do... permafrost not perma any more... Plants flowering at the wrong time of year...

BUT!

Rapid climate change is a myth! No catastrophe to see here, move along! Move along!

/not trolling, just expressing annoyance
 
2008-12-10 02:26:46 PM
One fifth? That's all? Pfffftt!
That's like .00015th
 
2008-12-10 02:27:41 PM
If only there were some sort of chlorophyllic plant life in the ocean that would flourish as a result of excess CO2, absorbing it and keeping it at stable levels.
 
2008-12-10 02:27:59 PM
I'm pretty sure some of that coral was the next Hitler.
 
2008-12-10 02:28:44 PM
Subby, Kwajalein on some better puns next time?
 
2008-12-10 02:28:52 PM
Obviously they were not the fittest coral.
 
2008-12-10 02:30:51 PM
towatchoverme: This isn't due to human activity.

Humans are to insignificant too effect the planet.

Also, what about all the dead corrall on Mars? Did humans kill that with their SUVs to?


Humans also too insignificant to learn the difference between "affect" and "effect"?
 
2008-12-10 02:30:52 PM
Tigger: There is more biodiversity in a coral reef Britney Spears's vagina

Also true, which is why the Britney Bajingo has seen more recreational diving than the Great Barrier Reef.


Dunno, I think you discounted all that coral sex.
 
2008-12-10 02:32:09 PM
Kapow!!!

Well done subby.
 
2008-12-10 02:32:41 PM
POZNAN, Poland (AFP) - Almost a fifth of the planet's coral reefs have died and carbon emissions are largely to blame, according to an NGO study released Wednesday.

WTF? Poland?
 
2008-12-10 02:37:10 PM
Stop the presses!

Ok, I took time to RTFA and this is where I can tell you they are full of shiat:

"Almost a fifth of the planet's coral reefs have died and carbon emissions are largely to blame, according to an NGO study released Wednesday."

Unless these corals are covered in soot or charcoal from someones grill these people are so full of shiat their eyes are brown. CO2 is required for algae which the coral feed on. I know that the warmers won't care or take time to look at the facts, but there it is.

Further more, 80% of the damage to coral is directly related to arshole divers that wack off a chunk to take home with them, or touch and break off parts out of stupidity.

Also, take a gander at this link and enjoy:

http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&Con tentRecord_i d=2158072e-802a-23ad-45f0-274616db87e6

Hmmm, that link says 650 scientist dispute claims of Man Made Global Warming. They even have the balls to claim that half of all wrming is directly caused by the Sun. What nerve, who do these people think they are?
 
2008-12-10 02:37:21 PM
Who cares?

Coral doesn't fill me up or my gas tank
 
2008-12-10 02:37:28 PM
To say again: what does Poland know about corrall?

Really, these scientists studying this corrall.

Okay, they get grant money to study it.

Like, if it is healthy than they won't get money anymore.

LOL. Just follow the money, I say.
 
2008-12-10 02:38:30 PM
I saw the destruction of the coral firsthand in September. About ten years ago, I dove the reefs of John Pennekamp Marine Sanctuary in Key Largo, FL. I went back and dove them again in September. The difference was astonishing. What was once vibrant, colorful reefs of coral and schools of fish was now green and white nothingness. It was staggering and extremely sad.
 
2008-12-10 02:38:33 PM
Excuse my lack of knowledge in this whole global warming kills everything thing, but wouldn't something that breathes in CO2 be happier in an environment rich in CO2?

/really, I'm asking
 
2008-12-10 02:39:52 PM
Headline is incorrect. The article plainly states that 1/5 of the world's coral reefs were dead.

Only a portion of the different types of corals form reefs.
 
2008-12-10 02:40:47 PM
It was delicious!
 
2008-12-10 02:41:13 PM
:sad
 
2008-12-10 02:41:45 PM
1/5 doesn't seem so bad. What percentage of the world's human population is already dead?
 
2008-12-10 02:41:53 PM
baby_hewey: Stop the presses!

Ok, I took time to RTFA and this is where I can tell you they are full of shiat:

"Almost a fifth of the planet's coral reefs have died and carbon emissions are largely to blame, according to an NGO study released Wednesday."

Unless these corals are covered in soot or charcoal from someones grill these people are so full of shiat their eyes are brown. CO2 is required for algae which the coral feed on. I know that the warmers won't care or take time to look at the facts, but there it is.

Further more, 80% of the damage to coral is directly related to arshole divers that wack off a chunk to take home with them, or touch and break off parts out of stupidity.

Also, take a gander at this link and enjoy:

http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&Con tentRecord_i d=2158072e-802a-23ad-45f0-274616db87e6

Hmmm, that link says 650 scientist dispute claims of Man Made Global Warming. They even have the balls to claim that half of all wrming is directly caused by the Sun. What nerve, who do these people think they are?


CD raises the acidity of the seas. The acidity is rising, even idiots like you can't deny that. THAT is was kills the sealife, the PH being out of whack.

But keep rambling.
 
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