Scientists: Bacteria spreading in warming oceans

Sep 13, 2011 By DON MELVIN , Associated Press

(AP) -- Warning: The warming of the world's oceans can cause serious illness and may cost millions of euros (dollars) in health care charges.

That was the alarm sounded in a paper released online Tuesday on the eve of a two-day conference in Brussels.

The 200-page paper is a synthesis of the findings of more than 100 projects funded by the European Union since 1998. It was produced by Project CLAMER, a collaboration of 17 European marine institutes.

The paper says the rising temperature of ocean water is causing a proliferation of the Vibrio genus of bacteria, which can cause food poisoning, serious gastroenteritis, septicemia and cholera.

"Millions of euros in health costs may result from of contaminated seafood, ingestion of waterborne pathogens, and, to a lesser degree, though direct occupational or recreational exposure to marine disease," says the paper. "Climatic conditions are playing an increasingly important role in the transmission of these diseases."

The paper also describes a host of other effects of ocean warming, both documented and forecast, including , , , increased storm intensity and frequency, along with chemical changes in the sea itself, including acidification and deoxygenation.

"What was striking to me was the enormous pile of evidence that things are already happening," Katja Philippart, a marine scientist at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research, told The Associated Press. "There is so much happening already. We are just in the midst of it."

The Project CLAMER is holding a conference in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday.

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1 / 5 (9) Sep 13, 2011
Warning: The warming of the world's oceans can cause serious illness and may cost millions of euros (dollars) in health care charges.

A. NASA has the GRAIL project to study gravity anomalies in the Moon

B. NASA has the GRACE project to study gravity anomalies in the Earth

C. It is a DISGRACE that neither NASA nor ESA has a gravity project to study the interior of the Sun - Earth's heat source [1-3].


Oliver K. Manuel
Former NASA PI for Apollo

1. "Super-fluidity in the solar interior: Implications for solar eruptions and climate",
Journal of Fusion Energy 21, 193-198 (2002):

2. "Earth's Heat Source - The Sun", Energy and Environment 20, 131-144 (2009)

3. "Neutron Repulsion", The APEIRON Journal, in press (2011)
1.5 / 5 (6) Sep 13, 2011
Don't fight climate change, it's the future, prepare for it!
1 / 5 (7) Sep 14, 2011
Don't fight climate change, it's the future, prepare for it!

You are right. Earth's climate has always changed [1].

That is why life continues to evolve.

1. "Origin and evolution of life constraints on the solar model", Journal of Modern Physics 2, 587-594 (2011)

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1. "Jerk-offs make the world go yawn!", Modern Apes Book 3, 47-47 (1000 A.C.)
1 / 5 (4) Sep 14, 2011
soylent green is made out of people!

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