Otago Daily Times

White­bait­ing im­pacted by global warm­ing

- Weather · Climate Change · Disasters · Ecology · Environmental Economics · Business · Carbon Dioxide

I’M ex­as­per­ated by mis­guided re­ports and the­o­ries on th­ese white­bait­ing ca­su­al­ties.

Peo­ple clearly do not grasp the im­pli­ca­tions of global warm­ing. Global warm­ing is noth­ing more than the ac­cu­mu­la­tion of heat en­ergy trapped by in­creas­ing car­bon diox­ide in the up­per at­mos­phere.

The re­sult­ing tem­per­a­ture gra­di­ents cause storms and freak weather events which are in­creas­ingly im­pact­ing on mar­gins such as coastal waters, es­tu­ar­ies and in­land lakes and rivers. In­evitably there will be in­creased ca­su­al­ties and risks on those mar­gins.

Gen­tly slop­ing child and granny friendly beaches, a char­ac­ter­is­tic of less volatile en­ergy regimes, are a thing of the past.

Stuart Mathieson

Palmer­ston

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