posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 08:35 AM
I think the reports of increasing dead zones are down-played by the media.
This is a big crisis for the Gulf, as it shows what is probably happening in the oceans. We are just able to measure the Gulf with more regularity
because of its size, in relation to larger oceans.
I personally live on the Gulf, and view the Gulf as a living organism. While the Gulf is actually appearing cleaner where I live, these reports of
dead zones are blatantly scary to me.
I'm unsure if it covers it in the OP thread, but in these dead zones, almost nothing could live. This could be from pollution, desalination, farming
chemicals as was previously said, or just the mismanagement of resources.
This article is another sign that we need to treat our ecosystem better. The scary part is that even if we impose strict regulations, the third world
countries still will not adhere to them, which all in all does no good at all.
If we are determined to save the Earth, the actions of America are not enough. This will be a global fight.
I liken this to gasoline. Even if we start rationing gasoline, the countries who are just coming online with large numbers of vehicles like India
will be increasing their use. So, should we decrease our use just so they can use up the extra? I'm sorry if I strayed from the topic, I just
wanted to point out that regulating the U.S. is not the end all solution to the problem.