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(New Scientist)   It's all fun and games until your snail dissolves   (newscientist.com) divider line 125
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2012-11-26 12:21:52 PM
Leviticus says that eating shellfish is a much worse abomination than homosexuality. I can see God's fingerprints all over this one.
 
2012-11-26 12:32:55 PM
the shells of sea snails

Snells of she sells...

Schnells of sea shales...

Sell of slee...

fark it.
 
2012-11-26 12:47:58 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Leviticus says that eating shellfish is a much worse abomination than homosexuality. I can see God's fingerprints all over this one.


Clearly we've transitioned from "God would never allow climate change" to "God is causing climate change and it's a good thing".
 
2012-11-26 12:50:45 PM
Say WHAT?
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2012-11-26 01:03:00 PM
That's what HE said
 
2012-11-26 01:05:43 PM
This is your snail...

This is your snail on acid rain.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-11-26 01:06:32 PM
dmtshirtdesign.com
 
2012-11-26 01:13:43 PM

Richard Saunders: This is your snail...

This is your snail on acid rain.


CO2, actually, but pH don't care.
 
2012-11-26 01:41:48 PM
is that some kind of euphemism?
 
2012-11-26 01:44:50 PM
i236.photobucket.com

Does not approve.

/Meow
 
2012-11-26 02:00:39 PM

Barfmaker: the shells of sea snails

Snells of she sells...

Schnells of sea shales...

Sell of slee...

fark it.


the shells of sea snails
shall smell like the shells of snails
smell shells of sea snails
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-11-26 02:19:09 PM

ManateeGag: is that some kind of euphemism?


Naked snails leave snail trails.
 
2012-11-26 02:20:53 PM
The strong shall survive to rise up and kill their monkey oppressors.
i236.photobucket.com

/Ripped from the farker above
 
2012-11-26 03:24:12 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Richard Saunders: This is your snail...

This is your snail on acid rain.

CO2, actually, but pH don't care.


Yeah, I just couldn't make "acid ocean" sound right in my brane...
 
2012-11-26 03:38:43 PM
That headline would make a good bumper sticker.
 
2012-11-26 03:40:43 PM

Lumpmoose


Marcus Aurelius: Leviticus says that eating shellfish is a much worse abomination than homosexuality. I can see God's fingerprints all over this one.

Clearly we've transitioned from "God would never allow climate change" to "God is causing climate change and it's a good thing".


And we've always been at war with Eastasia.


Woohoo, the chocolate ration was increased again!
 
2012-11-26 03:40:44 PM

Richard Saunders: Marcus Aurelius: Richard Saunders: This is your snail...

This is your snail on acid rain.

CO2, actually, but pH don't care.

Yeah, I just couldn't make "acid ocean" sound right in my brane BRINE...

/snailtrailsnailtrailsnailtrailsnailtrailsnailtrailsnailtrailsnailtra i lVAGINAsnailtrailsnailtrailsnailtrailsnailtrailsnailtrailsnailtrail
 
2012-11-26 03:40:49 PM
scary sure, if you're a snail
 
2012-11-26 03:41:17 PM
They tried to warn us!

i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-26 03:44:52 PM
They'll just evolve to use plastic grocery bags as their new protection.

/here's hoping they learn to evolve quickly. Like, tomorrow quickly.
 
2012-11-26 03:46:30 PM
"As well as warming the planet, the carbon dioxide we emit ...."

Well gee. Maybe we all (except you of course cuz you're so much better than us) should just stop breathing and keel over, Professor Pissypants!
 
2012-11-26 03:48:27 PM
I hate to sound like an alarmist, but this kind of thing is alarming.
 
2012-11-26 03:48:30 PM
It's funny how in a multivariate nonlinear dynamic system complicated by countless living organisms is never expected to change in front of our very eyes.
 
2012-11-26 03:49:58 PM
I blame these guys.
 
2012-11-26 03:51:21 PM
It was all fun and games WHEN my snail dissolved. I mean, my slug. A slug is just a snail without a shell, right? Mom was always pissed at me for using all the table salt dissolving slugs. The big Bananas were the best.

/tomboy
 
2012-11-26 03:51:47 PM
that's ok, just throw those dissolved snails in some tasso with crawfish
fainegreenwood.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-26 03:51:52 PM
Well, I guess we'd better de-industrialize.
 
2012-11-26 03:52:38 PM
God put them there to buffer the ocean. Let them do their job.
 
2012-11-26 03:52:44 PM
History is going to regard global warming deniers with the same consideration they give to flat Earthers and germ theory skeptics.
 
2012-11-26 03:53:36 PM
How about giant filters that remove the CO2 from the air? Filters on factory and power plant smokestacks? Filters for sea water? It's amazing how much we talk about the problem, but not about any solutions.
 
2012-11-26 03:53:41 PM
BMOC Please, dissolved CO2 is a bulk parameter of the system.
 
2012-11-26 03:58:08 PM

Big Man On Campus: It's funny how in a multivariate nonlinear dynamic system complicated by countless living organisms is never expected to change in front of our very eyes.


That's a lot of big words to say "LALALALALA I DON'T BELIEVE YOU!"
 
2012-11-26 03:59:04 PM

Wayne 985: History is going to regard global warming deniers with the same consideration they give to flat Earthers and germ theory skeptics.


In 300 million years, future species will dig up our fossils and wonder who the heck throws out a perfectly good frying pan just because the handle is a bit wobbly.
 
2012-11-26 04:00:22 PM
There are snails on her plate!

mojoimage.com 

/hotsy-totsy
 
2012-11-26 04:03:10 PM
Junk science. The published research itself shows that not only is it rife with errors but that the experiments were done in artificial conditions in an aquarium. Images provided show results.

http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo1635.html
 
2012-11-26 04:04:39 PM

Big Man On Campus: It's funny how in a multivariate nonlinear dynamic system complicated by countless living organisms is never expected to change in front of our very eyes.


THIS...

Plus we were at fault for the Dinosaurs dying off and the polar caps melting the last time as well. BAN VOLCANOES!!!!!!
 
2012-11-26 04:07:17 PM
The pH is currently dropping at about 0.1 per century, faster than any time in the last 300 million years.

Unpossible! Everybody knows the earth is only 2012 years old.
 
2012-11-26 04:08:39 PM

Anthracite: BAN VOLCANOES!!!!!!


We produce more CO2 in a year than volcanoes do.
 
2012-11-26 04:10:24 PM

Anthracite: Big Man On Campus: It's funny how in a multivariate nonlinear dynamic system complicated by countless living organisms is never expected to change in front of our very eyes.

THIS...

Plus we were at fault for the Dinosaurs dying off and the polar caps melting the last time as well. BAN VOLCANOES!!!!!!


Do you seriously think that humans contribute nothing to ecological disaster, especially when there's scientific fact to back it up?

You're the equivalent of a fat person who pretends he has a slow metabolism and that it's his body's fault instead of taking even an ounce of responsibility for his carelessness.
 
2012-11-26 04:14:19 PM

Wayne 985: History is going to regard global warming deniers with the same consideration they give to flat Earthers and germ theory skeptics.


History is going to regard global warming deniers alarmists with the same consideration they give to flat Earthers Y2K and germ theory 2012 skeptics believers.

FTFY
 
2012-11-26 04:14:44 PM

Big Man On Campus: It's funny how in a multivariate nonlinear dynamic system complicated by countless living organisms is never expected to change in front of our very eyes.


"People often die of natural causes, therefore unnatural causes don't happen."
 
2012-11-26 04:16:18 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: How about giant filters that remove the CO2 from the air? Filters on factory and power plant smokestacks? Filters for sea water? It's amazing how much we talk about the problem, but not about any solutions.


Sounds expensive.
How about putting our heads in the sand? Sand absorbs CO2 doesn't it?
 
2012-11-26 04:16:21 PM

RedVentrue: Wayne 985: History is going to regard global warming deniers with the same consideration they give to flat Earthers and germ theory skeptics.

History is going to regard global warming deniers alarmists with the same consideration they give to flat Earthers Y2K and germ theory 2012 skeptics believers.

FTFY


Except global warming has scientific evidence, while the others never did. Don't promote anti-intellectualism.
 
2012-11-26 04:17:37 PM

Wayne 985: Big Man On Campus: It's funny how in a multivariate nonlinear dynamic system complicated by countless living organisms is never expected to change in front of our very eyes.

"People often die of natural causes, therefore unnatural causes don't happen."


People sometimes die by murder therefore every death must be murder.

Works both ways, right?
 
2012-11-26 04:18:25 PM

Wayne 985: RedVentrue: Wayne 985: History is going to regard global warming deniers with the same consideration they give to flat Earthers and germ theory skeptics.

History is going to regard global warming deniers alarmists with the same consideration they give to flat Earthers Y2K and germ theory 2012 skeptics believers.

FTFY

Except global warming has scientific evidence, while the others never did. Don't promote anti-intellectualism.


Science can be wrong, and often is.
 
2012-11-26 04:21:01 PM

spentmiles: They tried to warn us!


Diffrn't strokes....

/Came for Gary, leaving satisfied
//that sounded wrong
///yay Dana Plato bonus surprise
 
2012-11-26 04:24:14 PM

RedVentrue: Wayne 985: Big Man On Campus: It's funny how in a multivariate nonlinear dynamic system complicated by countless living organisms is never expected to change in front of our very eyes.

"People often die of natural causes, therefore unnatural causes don't happen."

People sometimes die by murder therefore every death must be murder.

Works both ways, right?


When there's an oozing bullet hole and your first instinct is to say, "Heart attack.", then I question your judgment.

RedVentrue: Except global warming has scientific evidence, while the others never did. Don't promote anti-intellectualism.

Science can be wrong, and often is.


Sure. Rarely so when the evidence is agreed upon by more than 90% of experts, with growing data over several decades. Why is it that you don't trust them in this case? Because it would cost money? Rush Limbaugh told you differently? It means big government? What?
 
2012-11-26 04:27:39 PM
Does this mean that my hovercraft is STILL full of eels?
 
2012-11-26 04:29:09 PM
Headline: "Animals are already dissolving in Southern Ocean"
Article: "...found under an electron microscope that the outer layers of their hard shells bore signs of unusual corrosion."


EVERYBODY PANIC!!

There is a subtle, but really f'ing important, difference between "dissolving" and sub-microscopic "signs of unusual corrosion".

It's also one hell of a leap to go from, "Patches of [aragonite] undersaturation have already been seen" to, "By 2050, there will be a severe shortage of aragonite in much of the ocean."

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-11-26 04:29:25 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Leviticus says that eating shellfish is a much worse abomination than homosexuality. I can see God's fingerprints all over this one.


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