Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Natural Solution To Global Warming

While politicians continue to press for solutions to global warming which involve sticking their hands into your pocket and extracting cash, scientists now report that the ocean may simply "fix" the problem.

Richard Stone writes in a Science magazine article entitled The Invisible Hand Behind A Vast Carbon Reservoir that the oceans were able to store 500 times as much carbon in years past than they do now. Moreover, rising temperatures from global warming will allow the oceans to sequester carbon via this microbial mechanism, eliminating the possibility of a runaway greenhouse effect, the nightmare scenario so many climate scientists have been agonizing over for decades.

Ironically, what human science couldn't figure out how to solve may simply be solved by the smallest organisms on Planet Earth: bacteria.

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