Monday, October 16, 2017

Ocean life 'facing mass extinction' No kidding? Then stop it because that means us!

Ocean life 'facing mass extinction' Depleted fish stocks, dying reefs and "dead zones" among consequences of global warming and pollution, scientists warn.

Despite our numerous warnings the ocean has gotten much worse too fast Dead zones multiplying, garbage swirls more enormous
Study tracks ocean plastic spread

US researchers measure the amount of plastic accumulating in a region of the Atlantic Ocean over a 22-year period. 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

Oil leak leaves undersea residue We are grossly failing ourselves and the world and we won't even get into the worlds growing water wars! Please look at it though water wars are a rapidly growing world crisis Anyway, remember our discussion during earth day?

880 mn people lack access to clean water: Red Cross honor of earth week and earth day March 27th I did a story on how dire the situation on the health or our planet really is. I started warning of the changing environment and our involvement in it when I was in high school in 1970. My efforts were always laughed at but it is too late to turn around and no one is laughing any more.

Anyway I have written so extensively in the past it would take a book. I have written in the past about the huge swirl of garbage in the Pacific ocean.

After happening onto Fabien Cousteau discussing the fact that it has now doubled in size in just 2 years and is now twice the size of Texas I was stunned and wanted to point this out. Fabien Cousteau on the dire condition of our ocean

Ocean Pollution Grows Larger From 100 Million Tons of Garbage .

there are huge islands of garbage swirling together into ever-growing "cyclones" of debris

Continent-sized swirl of rubbish raises alarm , it is a horrible new Habitat

* Wake up we are killing our Mother and not with kindness. We throw away 43,000 tons of food away every day in America. That is sick in itself! The world is starving hell even Americans are starving and we just throw away 43,000 tons of food a year. Makes me want to scream.
* We are drowning in trash. A family of 5 generates 25 pounds of trash a day. What is our Population? Figure it out!
* We use 100 million plastic bags per year. Enough is enough!

* In closing we are running out of potable water and at the same time much of our chemicals we use to grow our food ends up in the ocean along with all our other debris. As a result the monstrous garbage swirl in the pacific described above is only one. There are many and they are in every ocean. The debris field in the pacific is 90 feet deep. Seems to and is twice the size of Texas. Seems to me that this should spawn a new industry for former fishermen. I do not remember the size of fishing nets but I do know they go down 90 feet. Seems to me like a business can be made of cleaning this up.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Demeur said...

What's truly scare is all the plastics we're throwing away. All those grocery bags are making their way into the oceans. And unlike what some would think those bags don't last for hundreds of years. They break down in about six months to pieces small enough for fish to eat. We are therefor eating the plastics we throw away.

an average patriot said...

I know Demeur and that sadly enough is only one small thing. Last heard we use enough spring water to stretch the containers around the world 5 times. The importance of the oceans phytoplankton to the worlds oxygen supply is what blew me away.

One Fly said...

One can present all the facts he wants Jim and that includes real time evidence as well and the whore media and the bockmons failin pailins and all the rest of the right will label you and dismiss this as a leftest plot and and the sheep will bleet in agreement.

The earth is dieing and this will not be turned back. It's way too late.

an average patriot said...

Pardon my french but it really sucks doesn't it Tom! We just can't be this stupid. Somebody must know something they are not talking about.

One Fly said...

This country can't have an intelligent/rational discussion on much of anything because the right has control of most all of it. We deny mathematics and science as being flawed. Our country has become by choice one of the dumbest on the planet and the sheep bleet with pride!

an average patriot said...

Tom it is really sick but truth honesty and doing the right thing mean nothing only the party and what they want for themselves period.