[Coral-List] Fossil Reefs and Sea Level Rise

James Cervino PhD. jcervino at whoi.edu
Thu May 7 17:45:51 EDT 2009

Dear Paul- You are correct! However, what is being over looked by the deniers is
that the CO2 source strength is increasing and the sink strength is decreasing.
You will never get them to respect the "biological and mechanistic significance
of sink sources" They think the answers are in the rocks, when in-fact that are
associated with the biota "skin" and rocks on the planet. They don't see the
world with vibrant primary producers, as they view the world as a sort of
physical conveyor belt with rocks and an ammonium rich ocean that can operate
just fine without the aerobs role as a significant player in controlling
atmospheric CO2.

Gene is happy living in a planet with Thermopiles!


Dr. James M. Cervino
Pace University &
Visiting Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.
Department of Marine Chemistry
Woods Hole MA.
NYC Address: 9-22 119st
College Point NY NY 11356
Cell: 917-620*5287

Quoting Paul Blanchon <blanchons at gmail.com>:

* Hi Gene,
* Your logic escapes me on that one. The question clearly isn’t ‘has rapid
* climate change occurred in the past’... it obviously has. The question is
* ‘what is causing global warming now’ 
. and could it lead to irreversible
* consequences if we sit by and do nothing.
* Multiple lines of evidence clearly show that present global warming is the
* result of burning fossil fuels, and that continuing to pump greenhouse gases
* into the atmosphere will raise global temperatures to levels not seen during
* even the warmest of past interglacials. That rapid jumps in sea level likely
* occurred during these interglacials shows what we might be in for. But the
* argument for doing something is based solely on our responsibility to right
* what is wrong. We don’t have the right to mess things up for future
* generations.
* Saludos,
* Paul.
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