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Old 11-03-2009, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by CUNextTuesday View Post
There's no such thing as objectivity anyway, so why are you looking for it in the news of all places?
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The things I quoted were from the articles in this thread already. The news articles are fairly objective, although still obviously biased, they at least include the good along with the bad. Certain thread starters on the other hand.....

This kind of thing just kind of pisses me off, this thread is a terrific example of how the media works today and how people fall for it. Take any snippit or soundbyte that works for your agenda and throw it out there, knowing full well most people are way too lazy to fact check it and will report it to others like factual news.
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I have yet to hear any news about this garbage patch and the dead zones that ARE positive in any way. Maybe we'll see some of that in the R&P climate change thread.
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I can only attribute all of this alarmist crap to one thing, Captain Planet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpXM9bj-WPU

Americans have been successfully indoctrinated.
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I can only attribute all of this alarmist crap to one thing, Captain Planet.
... because a floating perpetual garbage patch the size of a large state, and huge dead zones in the ocean are nothing to be alarmed about. It's television that's the problem.
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Belzebutt View Post
... because a floating perpetual garbage patch the size of a large state, and huge dead zones in the ocean are nothing to be alarmed about. It's television that's the problem.
The reaction is alarmist.

You sound like a member of the Captain Planet Foundation

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We should send it all into space. I mean, the moon is pretty close and serves no real purpose aside from the whole gravity thing...
Ball it up and ship it out



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Growing low-oxygen zones in oceans worry scientists

Lower levels of oxygen in the Earth's oceans, particularly off the United States' Pacific Northwest coast, could be another sign of fundamental changes linked to global climate change, scientists say.

They warn that the oceans' complex undersea ecosystems and fragile food chains could be disrupted.

In some spots off Washington state and Oregon, the almost complete absence of oxygen has left piles of Dungeness crab carcasses littering the ocean floor, killed off 25-year-old sea stars, crippled colonies of sea anemones and produced mats of potentially noxious bacteria that thrive in such conditions.

Areas of hypoxia, or low oxygen, have long existed in the deep ocean. These areas — in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans — appear to be spreading, however, covering more square miles, creeping toward the surface and in some places, such as the Pacific Northwest, encroaching on the continental shelf within sight of the coastline.....
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:23 PM
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:24 PM
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It's all because of global warmi......errr global climate change.

Let me check the hockey stick graph.
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Billions of bits of plastic are accumulating in a massive garbage patch in the Atlantic Ocean—a lesser known cousin to the Texas-size trash vortex in the Pacific, scientists say.

"Many people have heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch," said Kara Lavender Law, an oceanographer at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. (See pictures of the Pacific Ocean trash vortex.)

"But this issue has essentially been ignored in the Atlantic."

The newly described garbage patch sits hundreds of miles off the North American coast. Although its east-west span is unknown, the patch covers a region between 22 and 38 degrees north latitude—roughly the distance from Cuba to Virginia (see a U.S. map).

As with the Pacific garbage patch, plastic can circulate in this part of the Atlantic Ocean for years, posing health risks to fish, seabirds, and other marine animals that accidentally eat the litter.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...garbage-patch/
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Consuming Blue Fin Tuna Is Like Barbecuing Pandas

May 18 (Bloomberg) -- “We take 100 million tons of sea creatures out of the ocean every year and replace them with 100 million tons of garbage,” says Sylvia Earle, an oceanographer and the National Geographic Society’s Explorer-in-Residence.

In her new book, ‘The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean’s Are One,” Earle explains how close we are to a tipping point.

She founded Mission Blue to create a network of marine protected areas, or “hope spots,” large enough to restore the ocean’s biodiversity. Last year, the TED Foundation awarded her the $100,000 “One Wish to Change the World” prize.

We met during her recent trip to New York.....
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Undersea Oil Adrift in Gulf May Create Oxygen ‘Dead Zones’

June 1 (Bloomberg) -- The millions of gallons of oil leaking from a broken well a mile under the Gulf of Mexico may create oxygen-depleting dead zones below the ocean, killing sea life and upsetting the region’s ecology for decades, scientists say.

BP Plc’s oil spill, the biggest in U.S. history, has been sprayed with 950,000 gallons of chemicals on the surface and near the seabed to dissolve the oil into water. The amount of dispersants used is unprecedented and the behavior of the dissolved oil unknown, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson has said.

“There is great, great concern of the subsurface nature of this event, of the amount of dispersants and what this means to the entire ecosystem,” Roger Helm, Chief of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Environmental Quality, said at a press conference. “This is going to be groundbreaking science......”
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Gulf of Mexico Has Long Been Dumping Site

HOUMA, La. — Loulan Pitre Sr. was born on the Gulf Coast in 1921, the son of an oysterman. Nearly all his life, he worked on the water, abiding by the widely shared faith that the resources of the Gulf of Mexico were limitless.

As a young Marine staff sergeant, back home after fighting in the South Pacific, he stood on barges in the gulf and watched as surplus mines, bombs and ammunition were pushed over the side.

He helped build the gulf’s very first offshore oil drilling platforms in the late 1940s, installing bolts on perilously high perches over the water. He worked on a shrimp boat, and later as the captain of a service boat for drilling platforms.

The gulf has changed, Mr. Pitre said: “I think it’s too far gone to salvage.”

The BP oil spill has sent millions of barrels gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, focusing international attention on America’s third coast and prompting questions about whether it will ever fully recover from the spill.

Now that the oil on the surface appears to be dissipating, the notion of a recovery from the spill, repeated by politicians, strikes some here as short-sighted. The gulf had been suffering for decades before the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20.....
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/30/us/30gulf.html
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There is a lot of plastic trash floating in the Pacific Ocean, but claims that the “Great Garbage Patch” between California and Japan is twice the size of Texas are grossly exaggerated, according to an analysis by an Oregon State University scientist.

Further claims that the oceans are filled with more plastic than plankton, and that the patch has been growing tenfold each decade since the 1950s are equally misleading, pointed out Angelicque “Angel” White, an assistant professor of oceanography at Oregon State.

“There is no doubt that the amount of plastic in the world’s oceans is troubling, but this kind of exaggeration undermines the credibility of scientists,” White said. “We have data that allow us to make reasonable estimates; we don’t need the hyperbole. Given the observed concentration of plastic in the North Pacific, it is simply inaccurate to state that plastic outweighs plankton, or that we have observed an exponential increase in plastic.”

White has pored over published literature and participated in one of the few expeditions solely aimed at understanding the abundance of plastic debris and the associated impact of plastic on microbial communities. That expedition was part of research funded by the National Science Foundation through C-MORE, the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education.

The studies have shown is that if you look at the actual area of the plastic itself, rather than the entire North Pacific subtropical gyre, the hypothetically “cohesive” plastic patch is actually less than 1 percent of the geographic size of Texas.

“The amount of plastic out there isn’t trivial,” White said. “But using the highest concentrations ever reported by scientists produces a patch that is a small fraction of the state of Texas, not twice the size.”

Another way to look at it, White said, is to compare the amount of plastic found to the amount of water in which it was found. “If we were to filter the surface area of the ocean equivalent to a football field in waters having the highest concentration (of plastic) ever recorded,” she said, “the amount of plastic recovered would not even extend to the 1-inch line.”

Recent research by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that the amount of plastic, at least in the Atlantic Ocean, hasn’t increased since the mid-1980s – despite greater production and consumption of materials made from plastic, she pointed out.

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Holy shit, someone at a university is actually putting out facts?
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Teenager’s clean machine could remove 7 million tons of plastic from ocean

Boyan Slat is a 19-year-old engineering student who has detailed plans for a concept Ocean Cleanup system that could help remove over 7 million tons of plastic from the water. The design would clean up the large ‘Garbage Patches’ using floating booms rather than nets to cover wide areas.

By not using nets or mesh, the result will be that small debris will be diverted and extracted with virtually no by-catch of fish or other living organisms. The ocean currents would drive plastic toward the self-supportive Ocean Cleanup platforms, powered by the sun, currents, and waves.....
http://www.psfk.com/2013/03/ocean-clean-up-plastic.html
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Interesting. Very interesting!
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That's one of my biggest fears. I am not sure if a giant cataclysmic event would occur, but more of a progressive chain reaction that would happen in our lifetime.
Fear is for the weak. I am looking forward to this and the extinction of mankind. We are a virus that the earth must kill off to survive, much like cancer. I can't wait.
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And Trump wants to roll back environmental protections...
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