Let’s defend the oceans, before it’s too late

Summary:  The environmentalist community has put their resources into fighting anthropogenic global warming. For reasons discussed in other posts, that campaign has achieved few of the political gains sought. Meanwhile the prosaic forces of commerce destroy the oceans through pollution and and overfishing. We can do better. Contents Today's warning Previous warnings Resources to learn … Continue reading Let’s defend the oceans, before it’s too late

Should we worry about eating fish irradiated by Fukushima?

Summary: There are many scary stories circulating about the effects of the radiation released into the Pacific by the explosions at Fukushima, contamination now flowing towards us. Today we review the evidence, so you can decide for yourself. But Fukushima still leaks, and there are good grounds to worry about a massive radiation release in … Continue reading Should we worry about eating fish irradiated by Fukushima?

We fear what we’re told to fear, not what we should fear. Like Fukushima.

Summary: Like obedient peons Americans fear what they're told to fear (no matter how bogus), and remain blind to obvious dangers. Unfortunately our "good sheep" policy might not work well for us, or for our children. For example, events at Fukushima might turn ugly. Too bad we do not demand accurate reports about the situation, … Continue reading We fear what we’re told to fear, not what we should fear. Like Fukushima.

Let’s watch the oceans die while we worry about other things!

Summary: While we worry about other things, including the possible fate of the world in 2100, the oceans are dying. Dying right now. The world's oceans were suffering from pollution and overfishing, destroying the major fisheries. Now we administer another blow, with radiation from the Fukushima reactors flowing into the Pacific. Here we look at … Continue reading Let’s watch the oceans die while we worry about other things!

Death of the seas from CO2 acidification

Summary:  The lastest scary stories from scientists.  Real data, reliable projections, but does that make the story plausible?  Part 1 of a  series. Contents An introduction to the problem An introduction to ocean acidification Some journal articles about acidification Update: good news (1)  An introduction to the problem Atmospheric CO2 concentrations oscillated between 200 and … Continue reading Death of the seas from CO2 acidification