If a "doomsday prophet" – be he religious, scientific, or otherwise – makes a prediction, ignore it! It'll never happen. This is the way many people reason. If the "prophet" is foretelling bad news, the human tendency on the part of the listener is to ignore it, hoping somehow that the impending disaster will mysteriously go away. Now the latest "disaster news" to come along from the scientific community is that of the impending death of the world's oceans. And I suppose many people will also dismiss this pronouncement as just another bit of doom and gloom sensationalism.
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