Apologies for the less than substantial nature of this and other recent posts. Lots going on and I’ll explain a bit more in a future post.
In news that may surprise you, The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme has announced that climate change is dangerous… to whales. No mechanism for this harm was mentioned…
It can’t be warming oceans. Whales routinely navigate between warm and cold waters and can easily go a bit extra to get where they want to go.
It can’t be the CO2 itself–they’re mammals, after all, and the outgassing of CO2 by warming oceans would not be a problem.
Whales are not troubled by hurricanes, droughts or floods. I’m sure they sing light-hearted whale songs about the grief those give humans, understandable after what humans have done to whales over the last couple of centuries.
It has to be sea level rise, then. No other means is possible.