Not great news if you were planning on living forever.
Research team reveals
"plankton, the tiny organisms that sustain life in our seas, has all but been wiped out"
“An environmental catastrophe is unfolding. It is our view that humanity will not survive the extinction of most marine plants and animals." https://t.co/jGprx33vZo pic.twitter.com/HtAh8PoPkt
— GO GREEN (@ECOWARRIORSS) July 17, 2022
Sunday Post: Scientists have discovered a catastrophic loss of life in our oceans, we can reveal.
An Edinburgh-based research team fears plankton, the tiny organisms that sustain life in our seas, has all but been wiped out after spending two years collecting water samples from the Atlantic.
The landmark research blames chemical pollution from plastics, farm fertilisers and pharmaceuticals in the water. Previously, it was thought the amount of plankton had halved since the 1940s, but the evidence gathered by the Scots suggest 90% has now vanished.
The scientists warn there are only a few years left before the consequences become catastrophically clear when fish, whales and dolphins become extinct, with grave implications for the planet. In the report, the researchers from the Global Oceanic Environmental Survey Foundation (Goes) state: “An environmental catastrophe is unfolding. We believe humanity could adapt to global warming and extreme weather changes. It is our view that humanity will not survive the extinction of most marine plants and animals.”
The last sentence is concerning.
“It is our view that humanity will not survive the extinction of most marine plants and animals.”
We did it! We finally destroyed the one thing that feeds the entire global marine ecosystem. And we did it in less than 200 years in the 2.5 million years of Sapien life. Congratulations. The modern Homosapien has done something in 200 years our evolutionary brothers and sisters couldn’t do over a few million – kick start the end of Marine life on a global scale by dumping all our shit in the water because why the fuck not, right? No one can see nuclear waste barrels and other artificial toxic chemicals if they’re at the bottom of the ocean, right?
Geez, just the immediate loss of island habitats for humans, is going to cause catastrophic migrations, much less what happens to coastal populations, and the planet, as the extinction takes grip.
Fk, that might be game over, for billions.
— SlowMoney Green (@SlowMoneyGreen) July 17, 2022
There's new research from Scotland saying that plankton in the Atlantic Ocean are basically wiped out and will be extinct in 25 years. Plankton are the very bottom of the food chain for marine life. This is really bad.https://t.co/K96bfYg8hP pic.twitter.com/59WPjh7cNg
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) July 17, 2022
When I was a teenager, we used to get these alarmist handouts at school and hippie guest speakers who told us we’d do irreversible damage to EVERYTHING if we didn’t stop fucking around with mother Nature PRECISE ecosystems. We laughed, then went out for recess from the asbestos-filled school I went to in Rosetown, Saskatchewan,
I hung my lack of eco-anxiety on the words “Not in my lifetime,” yet here we are. If this study is correct, and if 90% of plankton life is gone, we’re fucked.
All living things depend on one another to survive, and nowhere is that food web more important than with Marine life. Phytoplankton feeds the zooplankton. Zooplankton feeds the smaller fish/crustaceans. Squid/octopus/other top predators eat the smaller fish/crustaceans, and BOOM. That’s the marine life food web.
Now you get it. In record time, the ultimate apex predator (US) has managed to fuck the ocean into oblivion. They told us in classrooms and in documentaries for 40 years, but we didn’t listen, did we? We just kept pumping sewage, cigarette butts, and toxic sludge into the water because we wanted it to be someone else’s issue. Well, it’s here, kids, so you better get that whale-watching trip in while you can.
Not the best video, 😓 but sad to see so much garbage in the ocean a kilometre or so off northern Taiwan. pic.twitter.com/3YAV0IObD2
— Taiwan 🇹🇼 (@my_taiwan) July 10, 2022
More than 70% of marine animal entanglements involve abandoned plastic fishing nets, so-called ghostnets, making it the most deadly form of marine plastic debris #PlasticFreeJuly 46% of the ocean plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is made up of discarded fishing nets pic.twitter.com/JpvYw1NwB7
— Skylin (@SkyLaGatta) July 12, 2022
Caring about the environment is the biggest political scam in history! If it were sincere, then why set goals for 2050 when you could be/should be cleaning up garbage island in the Pacific Ocean, TODAY! 🦗 pic.twitter.com/DPgfHDDLuN
— From the desk of Mike Spacey (@MikeSpacey) July 12, 2022
Way to go, assholes.