Upcoming IPCC report: Global warming changing Pacific currents, making it harder to find Nemo (i.e, uh-oh, Nemo is omen backwards)

The Courier Mail reports:

THE ocean current off the coast of Australia made famous in Finding Nemo has moved 350km south and is accelerating toward the pole, a draft international climate change report has found.

And with it so too are moving some species of shark and large fish such as Tuna, it has warned…

The report of the IPCC’s Working Group II, due to be released next March in Yokohama, Japan, claims that the oceans off the south east of Australia, which would include NSW are warming faster than anywhere else – and could rise 10 per cent above the average expected for the rest of the world.

It claimed that it was already having an impact on the distribution of coastal fish, and growth rates of some fish species.

“Observed impacts on marine species have been reported from a range of trophic levels,” the report said.

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5 thoughts on “Upcoming IPCC report: Global warming changing Pacific currents, making it harder to find Nemo (i.e, uh-oh, Nemo is omen backwards)”

  1. The Tuna are swimming south again – We’re all doomed. Doomed I say. Maybe its time to get out of my bath.

  2. I think it was referring to Pixar’s ‘Finding Nemo’ cartoon and East Australian Current (EAC) that was in the movie. Of course, it appeals to the masses because everyone remembers how those cute sea turtle ‘surfed’ the EAC. Just more propaganda promoted with a non sequitur.

  3. “Aren’t we still in the infancy of ocean “weather” research?”

    Good point.

    I can save billions in grant money for research.What they’d find is that

    – It’s bad!
    – It’s irrevocable!
    – It’s Man’s fault!

  4. Nemo comes from The Odyssey and means “no man”, which seems rather appropriate with respect to the desires of environazis.

    Semantics aside. Aren’t we still in the infancy of ocean “weather” research? I don’t remember hearing of oscillations before 20 or 30 years ago and now we have the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Northern, and Southern oscillations. How do they know that this isn’t just another cyclic phenomenom? What evidence do they have that this warming will continue unabated, rather than peak out and reverse itself? Just like global warming in general, I think they are way too quick to put something in the runaway category. Plus isn’t this a rather localized phenomenon? Perhaps the equivalent of a long term regional drought on dry land?

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