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Climate Change To Drive Weather Disasters, Say UN Experts

MooseByte Here's a recent study for you... (572 comments)

"The best match for current changes was the Palaeocene-Eocene thermal maximum of 55 million years ago, when vast amounts of methane were released into the atmosphere causing rapid global warming, ocean acidification, and mass extinction. But even then, it took at least 3000 years for ocean pH to drop by 0.5. "That is an order of magnitude slower than today," Hönisch says.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21534-oceans-acidifying-at-unprecedented-speed.html

A key point (indirectly pointed to in the article) is that the *rate of change* of acidity is what's critical. We've got the accelerator floored and we're close to the cliff.

about 2 years ago
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Bacteria-Killing Viruses Wield an Iron Spike

MooseByte Re:Tools (97 comments)

It's worse than that. Now that the bacteriophages have achieved Iron Age upgrades, they can develop Archery and Siege Workshop. If they research Ballistics and deploy enough Helepolis units, they will become unstoppable...

more than 2 years ago
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MI6 Swaps Bomb Making Info With Cupcake Recipe On al-Qaeda Website

MooseByte Re:You might say... (149 comments)

"The yellow cake is a lie."

In my mind you just got a +5 Triple Entendre Insightful Funny.

(Unless my hippocampus troll succeeds in modding it down.)

more than 2 years ago
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US Set to Use Spy Satellites on US Citizens

MooseByte Re:When did the US become suspects? (513 comments)

"When did we, US citizens, become automatically suspect by our government? :/ "

When we elected Gore as President in 2000.

more than 6 years ago

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