World's oceans in 'shocking' decline

The oceans are in a worse state than previously suspected, with mass extinction of marine species looming, according to a panel of scientists. Full Story »

Posted by Jon Mitchell - via BBC News, Memeorandum, Ron Steffens (t), Steve Murray (t), Ellie Kesselman (t)
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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - Jun 20, 2011 - 5:59 AM PDT
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - Jun 21, 2011 - 8:10 AM PDT
Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Jun. 21, 2011

What this article seems to represent is an early warning about data which are to be given later the week to the United Nations. At least one hopes hard data are present. Scary stuff if accurate.

The right wing screaming Bogeyman Machine is going to be on overdrive. Provided the media’s ultra conservative owners allow their journalists and news outlets to cover it.

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Jun. 21, 2011

A succinct report of the evaluations of experts on the ocean. The "scoop" still awaits the release of the report itself, but numerous articles along this line have been in the news for several years. It appears they were optimistic from reading Black here.

“So if you look at almost everything, whether it’s fisheries in temperate zones or coral reefs or Arctic sea ice, all of this is undergoing changes, but at a ... More »

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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - Jun. 21, 2011

Too many emotive responses and not enough data. The study is linked here, but the quotes are all abstract and not presented with data.

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