Climate Change Will Cause Oceans To Have Too Little Oxygen In 15 Years Or Something

Good news! We have a new prognostication, and it is in a timeframe that can be easily checked. But, really, is more meant to scare everyone

Oceans won’t have enough oxygen in as little as 15 years

This story was originally published by Huffington Post and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

It should come as no surprise that human activity is causing the world’s oceans to warm, rise, and acidify.

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But an equally troubling impact of climate change is that it is beginning to rob the oceans of oxygen.

While ocean deoxygenation is well established, a new study led by Matthew Long, an oceanographer at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, finds that climate change-driven oxygen loss is already detectable in certain swaths of ocean and will likely be “widespread” by 2030 or 2040.

One has to wonder how life in the oceans survived when temperatures were much warmer, like during the previous Holocene warm periods. One has to wonder how life developed and evolved at all, considering that a goodly chunk of the planet’s history had much hotter temperatures. And higher sea levels.

Ultimately, Long told The Huffington Post, oxygen-deprived oceans may have “significant impacts on marine ecosystems” and leave some areas of ocean all but uninhabitable for certain species.

We get the typical words used in this “science” like “may” and “might” and “likely”, but nothing like “will”. This is all meant to scare people into accepting more taxes and reductions in liberty and lifestyle, while ignoring actual science and history. All while the members of the Cult of Climastrology refuse to moderate their own lifestyles to match their proselytizing.

Guest Post by William Teach of Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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