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(BBC)   Good news: Global warming opens Northwest Passage. Bad News: Ships will be sailing through acid   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 326
    More: Interesting, Northwest Passage, global warming, surface waters, marine ecosystem, Arctic Ocean, lysis buffer, Industrial Revolutions, organic carbon  
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2013-05-06 08:04:13 PM  
I just signed up on the MV Yellow Submarine.
 
2013-05-06 08:06:23 PM  
Trippy
 
2013-05-06 08:06:24 PM  
Acting funny but I don't know why; 'scuse me while I kiss this guy.
 
2013-05-06 08:08:11 PM  
Um, water IS an acid.
 
2013-05-06 08:10:28 PM  

LesserEvil: Um, water IS an acid.


I thought water was a solvent. Oh, salt water would be slightly acidic. Are we talking more acidic than usual, then?
 
2013-05-06 08:11:15 PM  
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2013-05-06 08:13:53 PM  
O Captain! My Captain!

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2013-05-06 08:13:58 PM  

iheartscotch: LesserEvil: Um, water IS an acid.

I thought water was a solvent. Oh, salt water would be slightly acidic. Are we talking more acidic than usual, then?


Anything that has a proton to donate is an acid. Even hydrocarbons could be acids in the presence of a strong enough base. Water certainly acts like an acid in the presence of a base.
 
2013-05-06 08:15:25 PM  
How long 'till the point of no return?

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2013-05-06 08:16:46 PM  
You're a lost sailorBeen away too long at sea..
 
2013-05-06 08:16:48 PM  
Check the Baltic Dry Shipping Index.
See the problem?
"And the beat goes on."-Sonny and Cher
 
2013-05-06 08:17:20 PM  
Could be worse

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2013-05-06 08:17:57 PM  

verbal_jizm: iheartscotch: LesserEvil: Um, water IS an acid.

I thought water was a solvent. Oh, salt water would be slightly acidic. Are we talking more acidic than usual, then?

Anything that has a proton to donate is an acid. Even hydrocarbons could be acids in the presence of a strong enough base. Water certainly acts like an acid in the presence of a base.


And that's why big ships have the chunkes of zinc below the waterline; so the zinc acts like an anode, corroding so the ship doesn't corrode?
 
2013-05-06 08:18:36 PM  
Fun fact: carbonates form quicker with more carbonic acid in the water. This means quicker growing shellfish. So it's great news if you like crab.

Although, quite frankly, I think crab smells like piss. I think the reason it's admonished in the kosher dietary laws is that if you're that hard up for food you're better off fasting.
 
2013-05-06 08:19:06 PM  
The acid contains potassium benzoate.
 
2013-05-06 08:19:29 PM  
Stan Rogers, Northwest passage.

Maybe the NorthWest passage will finally open up. I can't listen to this because then I'm humming it for months, you have been warned.
 
2013-05-06 08:20:40 PM  
And here I thought the floor was lava.
 
2013-05-06 08:21:49 PM  
"it would take tens of thousands of years for Arctic Ocean chemistry to revert to pre-industrial levels"

Meanwhile, scientists still pulling numbers out of their ass.
 
2013-05-06 08:24:20 PM  
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2013-05-06 08:27:42 PM  
I thought they were claiming for years that the ice caps melting would cause desalination not acidification.  I think the left hand isn't talking with the right.
 
2013-05-06 08:29:15 PM  
I wanna see your pussy
Everybody says it's nice
Can I can and come and visit?
I'll be at your house tonight
 
2013-05-06 08:29:38 PM  
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GRANDMA NO!!!
 
2013-05-06 08:35:40 PM  
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2013-05-06 08:35:40 PM  

LesserEvil: Um, water IS an acid.


Water is an amphoteric substance. It can be either. The more CO2 in the air, the more it will dissolve in water, making the water more acidic. Water, after distilled, is completely neutral.
 
2013-05-06 08:36:04 PM  
Salt water is neutral base, pH 7.0, seawater on the other hand is alkaline standard base of about pH 8.1-8.2
 
2013-05-06 08:39:23 PM  

LesserEvil: Um, water IS an acid.


Slept thru and failed physics 101. Solvent.
 
2013-05-06 08:40:55 PM  

stu1-1: How long 'till the point of no return?

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About 5 years ago.
 
2013-05-06 08:41:03 PM  
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2013-05-06 08:41:05 PM  

rockforever: LesserEvil: Um, water IS an acid.

Water is an amphoteric substance. It can be either. The more CO2 in the air, the more it will dissolve in water, making the water more acidic. Water, after distilled, is completely neutral.


Deionized water (the really good shiat, like 18 megaohm) is acidic, around pH 5 or 6.  That's why you shouldn't use it in prolonged contact with metals, it rips the electrons right out of that biatch.
 
2013-05-06 08:42:42 PM  

Bonzo_1116: rockforever: LesserEvil: Um, water IS an acid.

Water is an amphoteric substance. It can be either. The more CO2 in the air, the more it will dissolve in water, making the water more acidic. Water, after distilled, is completely neutral.

Deionized water (the really good shiat, like 18 megaohm) is acidic, around pH 5 or 6.  That's why you shouldn't use it in prolonged contact with metals, it rips the electrons right out of that biatch.


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2013-05-06 08:45:17 PM  
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Someone in here said "acid"?
 
2013-05-06 08:45:40 PM  

LesserEvil: Um, water IS an acid.


nice. 10^-7 protonic goodness.
 
2013-05-06 08:48:24 PM  

megarian: I wanna see your pussy
Everybody says it's nice
Can I can and come and visit?
I'll be at your house tonight


That's a really weird tune. Why would someone be so interested in someone's cat?
 
2013-05-06 08:49:12 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Stan Rogers, Northwest passage.

Maybe the NorthWest passage will finally open up. I can't listen to this because then I'm humming it for months, you have been warned.


Came here for this.
 
2013-05-06 08:51:16 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Stan Rogers, Northwest passage.


This.
 
2013-05-06 08:52:47 PM  

wildcardjack: Fun fact: carbonates form quicker with more carbonic acid in the water. This means quicker growing shellfish. So it's great news if you like crab.

Although, quite frankly, I think crab smells like piss. I think the reason it's admonished in the kosher dietary laws is that if you're that hard up for food you're better off fasting.


I think most of the non-kosher foods have something to do with parasites. At least, that's what I'm told when people try to use it as "proof" that their sky-wizard was protecting them with those rules (instead to a tribal people using myth to explain a conditioned food aversion to their offspring).
 
2013-05-06 08:55:17 PM  
Maybe we'll find Sir John Franklin's lost expedition and kill the Tuunebaq for good?
 
2013-05-06 08:55:26 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Stan Rogers, Northwest passage.


Also, he was 34 when he died? That's a shame.
 
2013-05-06 08:59:41 PM  
Can't they just aerate it? It seems to work pretty well with getting the pH to rise in my hot tub.
 
2013-05-06 09:01:40 PM  

styckx: "it would take tens of thousands of years for Arctic Ocean chemistry to revert to pre-industrial levels"

Meanwhile, scientists still pulling numbers out of their ass.


You know better, I am sure.
 
2013-05-06 09:02:51 PM  

Bonzo_1116: rockforever: LesserEvil: Um, water IS an acid.

Water is an amphoteric substance. It can be either. The more CO2 in the air, the more it will dissolve in water, making the water more acidic. Water, after distilled, is completely neutral.

Deionized water (the really good shiat, like 18 megaohm) is acidic, around pH 5 or 6.  That's why you shouldn't use it in prolonged contact with metals, it rips the electrons right out of that biatch.


I don't see how this could be true. If water was completely free of ions, for every water molecule that dissociated, you would get one hydronium ion and on hydroxide ion - making the sample neutral.

Maybe you mean deionized water rapidly absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere, forming carbonic acid?
 
2013-05-06 09:03:00 PM  

Chevello: Can't they just aerate it? It seems to work pretty well with getting the pH to rise in my hot tub.


Methane is already a problem, you dolt.
 
2013-05-06 09:03:59 PM  

Thisbymaster: I thought they were claiming for years that the ice caps melting would cause desalination not acidification.  I think the left hand isn't talking with the right.


Acidification is not due to melting ice.
 
2013-05-06 09:04:55 PM  

styckx: "it would take tens of thousands of years for Arctic Ocean chemistry to revert to pre-industrial levels"

Meanwhile, scientists still pulling numbers out of their ass.


You cons would gladly melt the planet down, just to piss off the eggheads, eh?

Mindless Fox parrots.
 
2013-05-06 09:06:15 PM  
Bonzo_1116: (the really good shiat, like 18 megaohm)

Don't you mean 18 mega ohm-cm?
 
2013-05-06 09:06:41 PM  
On another note, the acidification of the oceans is one of those details that makes the whole global warming problem extremely non-linear, unpredictable, and dangerous.

Most of the food chain base depends on a relatively consistent pH in the oceans. Screwing that up will lead to all sorts of crazy problems.
 
2013-05-06 09:09:21 PM  
What the fark are we doing to our planet? Jesus Christ.

And some of you think we deserve a chance to go fark up somewhere else. Pathetic.
 
2013-05-06 09:09:58 PM  
Almost made it all the way to the end of the article! One of these days I'm going to care! I really am!
 
2013-05-06 09:11:35 PM  
Nothing much new about this report, just confirmation of what was expected. Although I didn't know that freshwater runoff would make acidification worse by displacing ion concentrations like that.
 
2013-05-06 09:13:47 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: What the fark are we doing to our planet? Jesus Christ.

And some of you think we deserve a chance to go fark up somewhere else. Pathetic.


As long as all the conservatives stay here and wait for Jesus to show up, it will be fine.
 
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