The Killer Seas Begin — Mass Marine Death off Chile as Ocean Acidification Begins to Take Down Florida’s Reef

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We should be very clear. There is no way to save the beautiful and majestic coral reefs of our world without a rapid cessation of fossil fuel burning. And, if we continue burning fossil fuels, we will not only lose the reefs and corals — we will also turn the world’s oceans into a mass extinction engine.

Chile Mass Sea Life Die Off

(Masses of dead sea life wash up onto Chile’s shores after the worst red tide in history for that nation. As we witness the tragic carnage in Chile, we should remember that the red tide there, the mass coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, and the onset of ocean acidification damage to the Florida Reef are all linked by the same thread — fossil fuel burning and a related heating up of the global climate. Image source: Largest Red Tide in Chilean History.)

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One thought on “The Killer Seas Begin — Mass Marine Death off Chile as Ocean Acidification Begins to Take Down Florida’s Reef

  1. I don’t know what we can do – constant activity in the oceans – navy sonar blasting, shipping, oil spills, cruise ships, making the ocean a waste dump, overfishing, nuclear plant cooling and radiation, constant upheaval of the sea bed with oil exploration/development and now with windfarm exploration/development, even mining now being proposed – it seems too little too late. If we have been on a constant road to the present, accelerated over the last 200 or so years, what makes us think we’ll be able to turn this juggernaut around now? We can’t realistically think we can carry on the way we have been.

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