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Oceans in crisis , the tipping point

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posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 03:33 PM
The realization of what we are doing to our planet is sickening.. This is about our survival. The Earth wont be going anywhere, it is us that puts these problems upon ourselves.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 04:39 PM
It is very sickening. I'm thinking that we would destroy ourselves and Earth would recover if we let it go too far, and it's looking like too far is very near. There are several things we could do to help turn it around, but we (humans in general not specific people) keep our heads buried in the sand.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 04:56 PM
a reply to: Athetos

I agree that sea water is a very effective compost bin ,
but the oceans CANNOT keep up with the problem.
It's food chain is undeniably in decline NOW , and even if all
dumping was stopped , it would take many generations
for the balance to be restored .
As sea levels rise , and inundation of cities occurs ,
that 155 million tons would increase dramatically ...

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 09:02 PM
It's time for humans to reap what we have sown. The Earth will recover, without us.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 09:23 PM
Okay, will take you up on that one.
How do we solve the increasing acidity of the oceans?
How do we stop the collapse the West Antarctic ice sheet?
Ocean species are in decline.Another one for you.
And then there are some minor problems like CO2 in the atmosphere, methane hydrates and micro plastics.
Can't wait for your solutions.
Word of the day: hubris. Find out what it means

a reply to: ratsinacage

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 10:53 PM

originally posted by: radarloveguy
"After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead,"
Macfadyen said.

"We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of
rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big
tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening.

"I've done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I'm used
to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding
birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing
alive to be seen."

This has little to do with the plastic lump and much to do with Fukushima unleashing 100s of tons of water and 100s of very deadly radioactive isotopes into the Pacific ocean every day for 4 years. Now they are doing direct discharges from the water tanks into the ocean so its only going to get that much worse. Except to hear more stories of whale beachings, starving sea animals, and lots of whales, sharks, and fish crowded near the coasts. I believe the radiation is killing off the oxygen producing plankton and feeder fish stocks (already seeing huge crashes in many fish populations off the Cali coast) forcing animals to the coastlines. The "hot" rads in the water is also causing alot of bizarre animal behavior like whales and seals trying to leap out the water onto boats.

posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:30 AM
The biggest problem we have right now is the first step to any solution, Acknowledgement of the problem to begin with. There are far too many people that deny there is even a problem. I'm sure it's a combination of comfortability, wishful thinking and exploitation/propaganda from the massive industries that continue to turn unprecedented profits. But before we move on to arguing about how it's ridiculous to think that deregulation is the solution, we need to get past the denial phase first.
edit on 24-9-2015 by Reflection because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:48 AM
a reply to: Reflection

Your right , people tell me things like
"oh there's always been pollution ,
don't worry about it , Nature will fix it"
' !?@?!!?!

Unfortunately nature is not a CEO

ergo WE're screwed

posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 03:04 AM
a reply to: radarloveguy

Anyone reading this. Please DO NOT USE microbead shampoo/bodywash or related products.

posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 03:05 AM
a reply to: radarloveguy

Well yeah, nature will fix it alright! It will "take care of us."

Not the good kind of taking care of us, more like the way the mafia "takes care" of people.

Maybe we should consider taking care of the planet.. before it "takes care of us."

posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 03:17 AM
What people dont know is most of our breathable air comes from plankton and other plants in the ocean. If the sea dies we die. Period.

posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 02:18 AM

DAVIS, California -- Roughly a quarter of the fish sampled
from fish markets in California and Indonesia contained
man-made debris — plastic or fibrous material — in their
guts, according to a study from the University of California,
Davis, and Hasanuddin University in Indonesia."Indonesia has
some of the highest marine life richness and biodiversity on
Earth, and its coastal regions — mangroves, coral reefs and
their beaches — are just awash in debris," said co-author
Susan Williams, a professor with the UC Davis Bodega Marine
Laboratory who has worked on projects in Indonesia for the
past several years. "You have the best and the worst
situation right in front of you in Indonesia."

Meanwhile, the U.S. has highly advanced systems for
collecting and recycling plastics. However, most
Californians wash their clothing in washing machines,
the water from which empties into more than 200
wastewater treatment plants offshore California.
The authors theorize that fibers remaining in sewage
effluent from washing machines were ingested by fish
sampled in the state.

So don't barbecue your fish whole , they may catch fire !

edit on 13-10-2015 by radarloveguy because: spell check

posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 03:03 AM

The world produces an estimated 10 tons of plastic
a second, and between 5 million and 14 million tons
sweep into the oceans every year. Some of that debris
washes up on beaches, even on the world’s most isolated
islands. About 5 trillion pieces currently float in surface
waters, mostly in the form of tiny, easy-to-swallow
fragments that have ended up in the gut of albatrosses,
sea turtles, plankton, fish, and whales. But those pieces
also sink, snowing into the deep sea and upon the
amphipods that live there.

Brooks eventually found plastic fibers and fragments in
72 percent of the amphipods that the team collected,
from all six trenches that they had surveyed. In the least
polluted of these sites, half of the amphipods had
swallowed at least one piece of plastic.
In the 6.8-mile-deep Mariana Trench, the lowest point
in any ocean, ALL of the specimens had plastic in their gut.

So our rubbish has explored more of this planet than us .
But I guess until an amphipod has it's own reality T.V show ,
the plastic coating just gets thicker !

posted on Jan, 18 2020 @ 11:20 PM


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