Re: global warming and sea level rise

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Mon Jul 16 2001 - 18:43:45 MDT

Brian Atkins wrote:

> Thanks for the research Spike that was very good. If you ever get the
> time, want to also check and see about ocean pollution? I had a friend
> claim to me a couple weeks ago that the oceans are really dirty and
> polluted. I wanted to disagree, but didn't have any facts handy, and
> John Stossel didn't cover this in his report.

I suspect that this issue is even more mired in politics than is
the rising sea level notion. I have heard people say that we have
destroyed the atmosphere and polluted the ocean, etc, but I can
still breathe just fine, and I have eaten fish from the sea for many
years, and I can tell no difference in their taste.

When your friend talks about polluted oceans, does he specify
what exactly it is that the ocean is besmirched by? Does he note
that he is coated with some foreign matter when emerging from
a swim in the sea?


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