A School of Fish: Reel-world BYU climate research in Alaska: In beautiful Alaska, seven students reeled in fish that carry the story of ocean climate in their bones.
Biology Professor Mark Belk has been bringing students here for five years in pursuit of a small, circular bone that records climate information similar to what tree rings do. Based on these bones, BYU biologists are building a climate history about ocean temperatures and the arrangement of the food chain in one of the world's most important fisheries.
Michael Sorenson and his fellow students not only got real-world experience conducting scientific research, they felt inspired about the life's work ahead of them.
“I’ve realized God’s creations are really just marvelous, and he’s put us on this earth to take care of them,” Sorenson said.
Sorry...I live up here and I don't agree at all. Mostly over fishing by foreign entities is a problem up here and the normal changes in the climate we always have. Since calling it "global warming" didn't work, because of all the cold weather we have had, now it is "climate change". The climate changes all the time, every year. There is no way we as humans can control it as of yet. We can make sure not to do certain things to our environment, but many changes can't be predicted or mitigated by human means. We have active volcanos up here also. Any one of those might cause damage to the fishery also, but there is nothing we can do.
Climate change is normal and is not man made nor can it be effected by man. Anyone that thinks CO2 is bad is not a scientist but a liberal hack. I thought BYU was smarter than that!
I'm curious what Belk and the other professor propose they/we will do to stop climate change as he says we can? He's going to stop solar flares? As a Saint, does his faith allow for him overcoming God and science?
What's your morning routine?
Last week's 'bomb cyclone' dropped over 15 inches of snow on campus!