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Re: THE Oceans & Seas Thread pt 3

Unread postPosted: Tue 06 Mar 2018, 15:39:53
by dohboi
“Thousands of dead starfish have washed up on a beach in the United Kingdom”

https://twitter.com/CNN/status/971067131709313024

Re: THE Oceans & Seas Thread pt 3

Unread postPosted: Wed 11 Apr 2018, 17:35:10
by dohboi
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/ene ... cd466288ac

15% slowdown in the AMOC since mid-20th C.

Re: THE Oceans & Seas Thread pt 3

Unread postPosted: Sun 15 Apr 2018, 14:02:08
by dohboi
More on the AMOC slowdown:

“I think we’re close to a tipping point,” climatologist Michael Mann told ThinkProgress in an email. The AMOC slow down “is without precedent” in more than a millennium he said, adding, “It’s happening about a century ahead of schedule relative to what the models predict.”

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A slow-down in deepwater ocean circulation “would accelerate sea level rise off the northeastern United States, while a full collapse could result in as much as approximately 1.6 feet of regional sea level rise,” as the authors of the U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA) explained in November.


https://thinkprogress.org/climate-tippi ... 633f968fc/

Re: THE Oceans & Seas Thread pt 3

Unread postPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2018, 00:31:01
by Plantagenet
Just flew into Hong Kong and was surprised to see ca. 100 jack up oil rigs crowded into the harbor——it looked like an armada.

The fear has always been that China was claiming all the South China Sea right up to the 3 mile border of Vietnam, The Phillipines, Malaysia, etc. so they could drill for all the oil in the whole South China Sea.

With ca. 100 jack up rigs for shallow offshore drilling sitting in Hong Kong right now, China is now positioned to start a huge offshore oil drilling campaign any time it wants to.

Cheers!

Re: THE Oceans & Seas Thread pt 3

Unread postPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2018, 11:01:34
by dohboi
Interesting. Thanks for the eye-witness account.