Continuing Ian Angus’s examination of the ‘deadly trio’ of CO2-driven assaults on ocean life. Part two: The ocean is losing its breath.
Scientists call them a ‘deadly trio.’ If acidification, oxygen loss, and overheating are not ended soon, a massive die-off of ocean life may be unstoppable.
New books on fungi, climate & capital, food, bluefin tuna, & Cuban agriculture. PLUS new translations of Facing the Anthropocene, and two recent C&C book reviews
Worldwide, there are now over a thousand coastal areas where fish can’t breathe. The nitrogen that makes crops grow is also destroying offshore ecosystems.
The damage caused by proposed deep sea mining projects can extend hundreds to thousands of feet up
Researchers find that much supposedly recycled plastic from Europe is in fact exported to Southeast Asia and dumped
Ocean currents create ‘microplastic hotspots’ with up to 1.9 million pieces per square metre
“A new phase in humanity’s relationship with the biosphere, where the ocean is not only crucial but is being fundamentally changed”
Emissions are rising. Each decade is warmer than the last. The oceans are heating up. Australia is burning. And that’s just January.
Rising ocean temperatures are amplifying the accumulation of neurotoxins in fish that are often eaten by humans
Special Report will detail anticipated declines in fish stocks as well as increases in damage by superstorms and mass displacement due to rising seas
More books for reds and greens. Vanishing Fish … Between Earth and Empire … Making Rojava Green … One Planet, One Health … Why Carbon Trading Fails
Warming the climate and polluting the sea is leading to explosive outbreaks of new infectious diseases
Marxist environmental essays … Science and the Anthropocene … Is disaster avoidable? … Capitalism at sea … Beef and class struggle … Climate and the biggest volcano
A compelling first-hand study shows that fishing is a deadly occupation because capitalism forces workers to take terrible risks in order to survive.
UN report says emission cuts will not stop Arctic devastation or worldwide sea level rise
Six new books expose environmentalism’s false friends, analyse the idea of ‘environment’, explain renewable energy, trace the history of oceans, expose Monsanto’s Round-Up, and examine UK science denial
The oceans are heating up faster than predicted, and the speed is accelerating. Expect higher seas, stronger storms, and extreme precipitation.
“The melting and sea level rise we’ve observed already will be dwarfed as climate continues to warm”
‘Seafood caught illegally or under conditions of modern slavery is laundered by mixing it with legally caught fish before it enters the supply chain.’