Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Phytoplankton the enabler of all life: We are killing ourselves not just the oceans



We are killing our oceans, we are killing ourselves and it is much worse then you realize. I always say "remember where life came from" we are killing the phytoplankton as you all may know by now but I for one had no idea how critical a role it played in mans life, all life, including the earth itself. Makes sense if you realize this planet and all life forms on it are all one.

This is critical but watch this video from a friend who speaks about super foods. It was sent to me with that in mind but when I heard the part about phytoplankton's I stopped in my tracks. It is a natural vitamin and mineral supplement. I was amazed but take a quick glance at this. Yes he is the cacao guru and you see his ad at the top of my page. Here you go!




According David Wolfe marine phytoplankton is the number one food on the planet. Marine phytoplankton is the smallest organism on the earth. It's the bases of the entire food chain. It grows in the ocean and produces more oxygen than all the forests combined times three. It's the bases of sulfur. Whales eat it, dolphins eat it. It's food for all animals at all ages. It's a complete protein source. It contains EPA and DHA, 100% pure without contaminants. It's one of the highest mineral and anti-oxidant foods. It contains about 90 minerals. Why not go back to the bases?David says we can't kill all phytoplankton but I beg to differ as we are!



In 2004 I was alarmed because there was 150 dead spots today there are 400. Commonly, ocean "dead zones" have been linked to agricultural runoff and other pollution coming down major rivers such as the Mississippi or the Columbia.

One of the largest of the 400 or so ocean dead zones is in the Gulf of Mexico, near the mouth of the Mississippi. However, scientists now say that some of these areas, including those off the Northwest, apparently are linked to broader changes in ocean oxygen levels.The Pacific waters off Washington and Oregon face a double whammy as a result of ocean circulation. Growing low-oxygen zones in oceans worry scientists | McClatchy

Scientists may have found the most devastating impact yet of human-caused global warming — a 40% decline in phytoplankton since 1950 linked to the rise in ocean sea surface temperatures. I happen to think it is largely due to man and our pollution though some may be natural but I doubt it. We’ve known for a while that we are poisoning the oceans and that human emissions of carbon dioxide, left unchecked, would likely have devastating consequences. We are all part of the whole.

“Phytoplankton are a critical part of our planetary life support system. They produce half of the oxygen we breathe, draw down surface CO2 and ultimately support all of our fishes said marine biologist Boris Worm of Canada’s Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We say the ocean is critical to life but personally I had no idea how critical. I thought we were talking giving up fish for food not life itself. Somebody of consequence better wake up!




James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

8 comments:

Weaseldog said...

Soylent Green was advertised to be made from plankton. But in the end it turned out that we killed the oceans. Soylent Green was actually made from something else.

Even if we weren't killing the oceans, the magic of exponential population growth would still doom us to a decline.

Such is life.

an average patriot said...

Wease I have an old atheist friend who blames everything on God and population growth. I was surprised to see the importance of phytoplankton to our oxygen supply, man, and the entire planet and we are killing it "us" earth" and inexcusably.

Demeur said...

It gets worse than this. Factor in global warming and the melting ice caps you'll have coastal areas under water and a major loss of drinkable water.
Up here in the northwest there are natural underwater plumes from the geothermal vents on the ocean floor spewing out some nasty stuff. Add to all this the run off from agriculture and the garbage we throw in the oceans plus the hydrocarbons we spew in the air, and you can see we'd better get busy and start cleaning up the mess.
We think we're big shots because we're at the top of the food chain until the chain breaks.

an average patriot said...

I know, not to speak of potable water, acid rain, growing food wars, water wars, world wide financial collapse, and the threat of a space war trapping us on earth, war in the middle east and and the constant threat of nuclear waste and weapons and the life ending threat of another future world war. What a future!

Dave Dubya said...

Ok you guys. I've had enough, and I'm going back to my TV. It makes everything better...;-)

an average patriot said...

Okay every American take care and we'll see you later!

Tim said...

I have to tell you Jim, I've been very busy of late but when I saw your topic I had to get in the mix. I'm really glad you got into this as It's been a worry of mine for a while.
As Demeur said about the food chain so it goes. Like was intimated, it is a ladder with each rung dependent on the whole. It ceases to be a ladder when some rungs are missing. Jim this is one of those stories that should be shouted out.
MSM is failing us again.

an average patriot said...

MSM is a frigging joke like this farce of a Government. I always knew phytoplankton was critical for life in the ocean but I had no idea, to our oxygen and the entire planet. I don't know if you watched it but Steve's video on health food put phytoplankton into context for me. H4e is passionate and knows his shit!