You forgot a life-form in the feeding frenzy food chain...
"The bloom is expected to spark a local feeding frenzy for everything from krill and other zooplankton, through to fish, penguins, seals, whales and ultimately climate change proponents."
An algal bloom has emerged near Antarctica, so large that it’s not just visible but prominent in satellite images. The bloom, roughly 200 x 100 kilometers, has shown up in images taken by NASA’s Modis instrument on the Terra satellite. It has emerged off the coast of Mac Robertson Land and was identified by scientists from the …
In all fairness it probably is caued by elevated CO2.
CO2 +sunlight ----algal photosynthesis--> O2 + more algae.
It., like climate change will balance out over the next century or so, with or without our interference.
But the facts never stopped the warmists before.
Can you support either statement?
Yes, the algae consume CO2, and benefit from CO2. But we've nowhere near enough satellite observations (or Southern Ocean obs. period) to say how much effect Anthropogenic climate change has had on algal blooms.
As for, "will balance out over the next century or so", all our observations (paleoclimate, fossils) and theory show the time to "balance out" and recover are multiple millenia.
I was being generous with the century or so. Any politician involved is only interested in the next term of office and the climate so called "scientists" in the next funding round.
Me? If I last another half century it'll be a surprise (more so to some people than others) so century - tens of millenia? doesnt really matter that much.
Either way, planet Earth will manage, with or without us.
So. You failed to actualy read the article, and went off on your own pet theories based on... What?
"While not certain about the cause of the bloom, Curran notes that small traces of iron in Antarctic snow blown out to sea could partly be driving the event, since iron is a nutrient to algae"
I see no mention of any other causes or potential causes - not even speculation - in the article. On what do you base your assertion?
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