posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 11:44 AM
reply to post by CornShucker
Yep, that's why I posted the link to that story from a fellow member. It's just not earthquakes and radiation, but also that Texas sized garbage
patch out there as well. The oceans have been the dumping ground for far to long.
And acidification. There's actually a huge amount of scientific research on the acidification of our ocean. This all has predates Fukushima by
Increased temperatures in an environment causes an increase in pathogenic activity as well as increases in susceptibility, just as the NIH article
states. Not only can we see this in the oceans primary life zones (coral reefs) but we can see it as well on land.
Currently, millions of bats around the world are dying. These nighttime predators of the insect world are falling to yet another disease that thrives
in warmer temperatures called White Nose Syndrome (Geomyces Destructans). G. Destructans really started to hit in the same year
Syndrome began to really hit the coral reefs (also 2007). Coincidence? I think not. Currently, over 80% of the US population of bats have died to
Additionally, our dear little pollinating friends, bees, are dying as well. We all know this. Number one suspected cause for Colony Collapse
Disorder? Pathogens. When? 2006.
Two picornalike viruses—acute bee paralysis virus and Kashmir bee virus—along with deformed wing virus, black queen cell virus, and two
species of Nosema, were found to be more abundant in CCD hives. Infection by multiple picornalike viruses could result in honey bees having reduced
abilities to synthesize certain proteins, the lack of which would leave the bees more vulnerable to additional stresses like pesticides, nutrition
problems, or other pathogens—which sounds like a possible root cause of CCD, Evans points out.
What else is dying and probably to disease?
Large die - offs of amphibians are often caused by ranaviruses. USGS scientists have isolated ranaviruses associated with die - offs in over 25 states
involving more than 20 species amphibians and two species of turtles in mortality events ranging from one to thousands of individuals
Over 50% of wildlife in the UK:
Parmesan reports seeing trends of animal populations moving northward if they can, of species adapting slightly because of climate change, of
plants blooming earlier, and of an increase in pests and parasites...."I feel as though we are staring crisis in the face," Futuyma said. "It's
not just down the road somewhere. It is just hurtling toward us. Anyone who is 10 years old right now is going to be facing a very different and
frightening world by the time that they are 50 or 60."http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/science/2006-11-21-warming-species_x.htm
As a biologist (and an accountant), I know I'm terrified by what I see. I apologized to my children already as we're committing harakiri and this
all predates Fukushima. It would be great, in a way, if we could shift the blame to one entity and off ourselves. However, that would be a lie. We
cannot afford to lie to ourselves. Not for ourselves and not for our children or else we are doomed. I can't put it any more simply. And if you
expect that our industries are going to do something about their roles in this, well, as an accountant as well, I will say that that is delusional.
There is nothing in accounting that counts the loss of life, especially wildlife.