Monday, July 05, 2010

Not just oil

Corporate capialism is killing us. The ongoing tragedy of the gusher in the Gulf has diminished the focus on climate change, which is still getting worse and threatens the health of the oceans just as much as the oil pollution.
A sobering new report warns that the oceans face a "fundamental and irreversible ecological transformation" not seen in millions of years as greenhouse gases and climate change already have affected temperature, acidity, sea and oxygen levels, the food chain and possibly major currents that could alter global weather.
According the article the next generations will be facing major extinction events. Our great, great grandchildren probably won't remember a time when fish came from the ocean. By then they might not even be able to set foot in it. Meanwhile the multinational corporations fund the denialists instead of putting money into solutions. I suppose they figure they'll find a way to cash in on the misery once the planet is ruined.

[More posts daily at the Detroit News.]

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