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September 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Sea change: ocean acidification due to carbon dioxide

Champion a cleaner tomorrow The ocean is dying, but we’re making progress. [“Sea Change,” page one, Sept. 15-17.] The Solomon Sea has already reached levels of acidity that aren’t expected in the rest of the oceans for 80 years, thanks to the copious amounts of carbon pollution streaming from coal plants, among other places. Craig Welch’s piece…

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September 20, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Sea Change

Quit coal Bravo for your excellent series on the causes and costs of ocean acidification. [“Sea Change,” page one, Sept. 15-17.] It is a tragedy of unimaginable scope. The carbon dioxide responsible for this disaster is created by transportation and power plants that use fossil fuels. Coal is the dirtiest of those fuels. Why then is Puget…

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September 18, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Sea Change

One solution Thank you for highlighting our oceans’ acidification dilemma in your recent Sea Change series. [“Sea Change,” page one, Sept. 15-17.] Unfortunately, with all the environmental and climate changes bearing down upon our Earth, one large detail seems to be absent in presenting solutions. A worldwide one-child-per-parent policy is humanity’s only real solution. Until environmentalists, politicians, industrial…

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September 18, 2013 at 7:19 AM

Sea Change

Commendation The Seattle Times is to be commended for its series on sea change. [“Sea Change,” page one, Sept. 15-17.] Far too few citizens and world leaders are aware of the disastrous effects of climate change and ocean acidification on our planet. Only by recognizing what is happening and taking necessary, corrective actions can we reverse these…

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0 Comments | More in Environment | Topics: carbon dioxide, climate change, global warming

June 26, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Army Corps of Engineers has narrow scope for coal review

Carbon emissions must be considered My faith in The Seattle Times’ editorial balance has been boosted with Lance Dickie’s column on the Army Corps of Engineer’s review of the proposed coal export and mile-long trains through Western Washington. [“Corps should broaden coal review,” Opinion, June 21.] Disruption of our cities and coal dust littered along side…

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