The Effect of Coastal Zone Eutrophication on Ocean Acidification
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Thinking along these lines, authors Borges and Gypens (2010) employed an idealized biogeochemical model of a river system (Billen et al., 2001) and a complex biogeochemical model describing carbon and nutrient cycles in the marine domain (Gypens et al., 2004) "to investigate the decadal changes of seawater carbonate chemistry variables related to the increase of atmospheric CO2 and of nutrient delivery in the highly eutrophied Belgian coastal zone over the period 1951-1998."
The findings of the two researchers indicate, as they describe it, that "the increase of primary production due to eutrophication could counter the effects of ocean acidification on surface water carbonate chemistry in coastal environments," and that "changes in river nutrient delivery due to management regulation policies can lead to stronger changes in carbonate chemistry than ocean acidification," as well as changes that are "faster than those related solely to ocean acidification." And to make these facts perfectly clear, they add that "the response of carbonate chemistry to changes of nutrient delivery to the coastal zone is stronger than ocean acidification."
Once again we have another example of a situation where the doom-and-gloom prognostications of the world's climate alarmists have been made without regard to the full spectrum of important phenomena that come to bear upon the issue in question, and where the conclusions they reach are found to be far more uncertain than what they portray them to be -- so far uncertain, in fact, as to typically be wrong, and in some cases to be just the opposite of what is actually true.
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