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Friday, July 30, 2010

The Oceans Are Dying-- Can We Be Far Behind?

WASHINGTON — Despite their tiny size, plant plankton found in the world's oceans are crucial to much of life on Earth. They are the foundation of the bountiful marine food web, produce half the world's oxygen and suck up harmful carbon dioxide.

They also are declining sharply.

Worldwide phytoplankton levels are down 40 percent since the 1950s, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The probable cause is global warming, which makes it hard for the plant plankton to get vital nutrients, researchers say.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

modern "civilized" humans are a plague on this earth and as a whole deserve extinction.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The probable cause is global warming

I think global warming is a total crock. First of all, much of the world is now undergoing record cold spells. Secondly, it was much warmer during the middle ages than it is now, as evidenced by Greenland which used to be warm enough to grow abundant crops but now is ensconsed with ice.
IMO there is most likely another explanation for phytoplankton decline.

9:28 PM  
Blogger spooked said...

I don't think global warming is a total crock, there is evidence of warming and increasing CO2. Though I'm sure we aren't being told the complete truth about it either, and there s likely a scam aspect to it.

9:23 AM  

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