The idea that shipping could be releasing heat from the oceans has not been discussed much before.
Originally posted on Science Matters:
In response to my water world post, I was shown the wonderful phrase coined by Dr. Bernaerts:
“Climate is the continuation of oceans by other means”.
In was in 1992 he wrote in Nature appealing to the Rio conference to use the UN Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) to better manage human impacts on the oceans, and thereby address climate concerns. Needless to say, that call fell on deaf ears.
He later elaborates: “Presumably science would serve the general public better when they would listen to Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) who said: “Water is the driver of nature”. Some say that nature rules climate, but water rules the nature on this earth, and the water on earth is so synonymous with the oceans and seas that it can be said: Climate is the continuation of the oceans by other means.”
Dr. Bernaerts is certainly a man worthy of…
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