Re: global warming and sea level rise

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Tue Jul 17 2001 - 00:12:38 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> 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?

No specifics, I bet if I asked him he wouldn't have any facts to back
it up.

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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