The ocean chemistry is shifting 100 times more rapidly than it did any time in the last 650,000 years. Algae and jelly fish are dispersing. Coral reefs and fish are dying. Proceed to the beach and you’re apt to find it smelling from rotten fish and advised it’s not fit for swimming. Ocean pollution is rivaling global warming in its potential influence on the survival of this planet as we now know it.
Can the ocean be cleansed of its gigantic pollution? Pollution that includes sewage, home cleaning agents, agricultural products as pesticides, fertilizers, carbon dioxide and animal waste are poisoning us. Oil spills and heavy metals, such as mercury, cadmium and lead that come from fossil fuel burning are endangering the health of fish, Centurian Services and people. Chemicals as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxin are important pollutants. The way to cleanse the oceans has become a significant question in the minds of scientists.
Acidification, another major change in the oceans and seas is accelerating so fast it threatens the survival of all coral reefs and reefs. In a recent report by a panel of marine scientists at a symposium in Monaco that took place in October, 2008 a dire prediction indicated that the increasing acidity will aggressively impact marine ecosystems and directly influence the food supply of over half the world’s inhabitants.
This important symposium “The Ocean in a High CO2 World” issued a statement based on unassailable scientific findings and signed by 155 scientists from 26 nations.
H.S.H. Prince Albert II, a highly concerned citizen of the world and renowned environmentalist, attended the symposium and strongly supported the announcement that calls for world leaders to immediately focus on the potentially devastating problems of ocean pollution.
The dangers to our overall health, immune systems, brain working with deterioration of mental ability and one’s IQ, and the increasing likelihood of having certain types of cancer are becoming better known and known.
The job is obvious. There has to be an increase in developing methods to combat all forms of pollution, of which ocean pollution is one of the most important. Reduction of fossil fuel burning is essential to reduce global warming and sea pollution which threaten our lives and future. Urgency to tackle these immense problems is readily apparent.
If you’re deeply concerned for the future of our world, read “Rescue,” a book, that focuses on the increasing dangers to earth as global warming and global pollution sweep the world. It offers solutions to the immense crisis that faces us.