Trashing the Pacific.. Ecociding the Planet

iCyTrkSEven the immensity of the Pacific cannot resist the insanity of predator capitalism.

The ocean is the cradle of life on Earth. In the East and West of the Pacific there are wide seas of gyrating plastic  and a chemical stewn swirls in Asia, ploughed through by factory fishing ships scouring the seas of life.. Yet cheap alternatives to plastic and sustainable fishing practices have always been available.

Since the Fukushima meltdowns every day billions of bequerels of nearly everlasting and life destroying radiation flows into the Pacific. Just for private profit, they built Nuclear Stations on one of the biggest earthquake faults on Earth.

For 200 years fossil fuels have been burnt like there’s no tomorrow, upsetting the delicate balance of CO2 and setting off nearly irreversible climate change. The Pacific is at its hottest since records began, threatening  to kill the coral reefs. Cheaper and safer CO2 free alternative has always existed, but oil concentrates profit for the mega rich. ( co2freefuelexistsnow)

It’s high time to take action , however we can. Nobody really knows the limits of the ocean, or for instance when exactly acidification becomes irreversible and causes a million year climate meltdown. But all these and many more crimes against the planet add up to a giant and  multiplying massacre in the cradle of life…

..check out these ocean horror headlines

Alaska Dispatch News, Aug 13, 2015 (emphasis added): Warm water killing fish in Mat-Su and Anchorage… killing salmon in the Matanuska and Susitna valleys… Arctic char… have also gone belly up…

Juneau Empire, Aug 7, 2015: Herring mystery… dead baby herring in the algae-filled empty squares of the Statter Harbor breakwater. “It’s hard to know why, but there’s a lot of them,” Juneau-based marine ecologist Michelle Ridgway] said. “It’s fairly dramatic.”

  • 27:30 — Roderick Phillip, Environmental Coordinator for the Native Village of Kongiganak, AK: Needlefish, thousands of millions [i.e. billions] of needlefish… For about  a mile there was needlefish and smelts. Dead needlefish… It was just millions of needlefish, piles of them… and also smelts. Last year… same situation… It was thefirst time we heard of needlefish and smeltsbeing flooded out of the river.plastic-albatross
  • 29:30 – M. Tcheripanoff: How did all those fish die? … I’m trying to understand what exactly happened to cause the fish die-off… You haven’t ever seen this kind of thing happen before, other than last year?

See also: US Govt: “We don’t know what’s going on” in Pacific — Many baby seals abandoned; Dozens of walruses dead; Dying whales, birds, fish — “Unprecedented things happening” — Experts: “It’s been a very unusual marine mammal year… I’m really worried, very concerned”

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