Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Reference: Human shadows haunt the seas, Bangkok Post, March 25, 2008
The article says that carbon dioxide from human activity involving the use of fossil fuels is absorbed into the ocean where it forms carbonic acid and causes environmental devastation. This view is inconsistent with the data. More than 99% of the planet's carbon dioxide exists as carbonic acid in the ocean and only a minute portion is found in the atmosphere. The idea that human activity has introduced carbonic acid into the ocean is a kind of sensational environmentalism that causes more harm than good and yet these people pass themselves off as the good guys and after the harm caused by their activism becomes apparent they simply melt away into their own ecosystem never to be heard from again. There ought to be a way to hold them accountable perhaps with class action lawsuits. It was environmental sensationalism that caused the world to ban DDT and R12 refrigerant. Both of these actions were wrong and they have caused immense amounts of suffering and losses for no good reason.