Le Quéré says it’s unclear whether that rise in CO2 absorption is a return to normal or a deviation from the long-term weakening of the sink. Regardless, she says, it’s now clear that the Southern Ocean might be much more fickle than scientists thought.Always linear, always one-directional. Swift exposed your delusions 300 years ago but you're still fucking stupid after all these years. Ever hear of a CYCLE? Your OWN FUCKING GRAPH shows an 11-year cycle, which SHOULDN'T BE A FUCKING SURPRISE.
The level of warming in the deep ocean came as a surprise, and researchers have proposed several explanations that centre on the Southern Ocean. One factor could be that surface waters around Antarctica have become less salty, in part because of an increase in summer rainfall over the ocean. Fresher surface water is less dense, so that change would choke the supply of cold water sinking to the sea floor to feed the bottom currents. “The deep water warms up because it’s not getting as much cold-water replenishment,” says Gregory Johnson, an oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Seattle, Washington, who co-authored the 2010 analysis.More fucking surprises. An actual scientist, unblinded by theorigenic bigotry, would see deep water warmer than surface water and start looking for a HEAT SOURCE UNDER THE OCEAN, ie FROM THE EARTH'S MANTLE. As I noted several years ago, the movements of the ACTUAL CORE as measured magnetically indicate a hot spot or upwelling of the inner molten iron under the South Atlantic. What would an upwelling do? IT WOULD HEAT THE OCEAN FROM BELOW. But these vile filthy superstitious monstrous delusional bigoted religious zealots cannot IMAGINE facts or logic. Everything must be blamed on carbon because carbon gets you grants and prestige. Monsters. Monsters. Monsters.
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.