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Poisoned Planet: Doubling of Ocean Mercury Levels Threatens Global Health


Environment  (tags: mercury, Global Mercury Assessment 2012, doublng ocean mercury levels, lakes, rivers, industrial pollution, poisoned planet, health threat, coal barons, mining magnates, Geneva, upcoming INC5 conference )

Judy
- 705 days ago - commondreams.org
The world's rivers, lakes, and oceans are suffering the severe consequences of modern industrial mercury pollution, according to a new UN report, which also warns the health of the entire planet and its inhabitants face a perilous future if serious action



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Kit B. (276)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:23 pm

Mercury is in any seafood we eat, we have been warned. The oceans are poisoned, the air, the fresh water, the soils - we are in deep do do, up the creek and no paddle. I wonder if anyone plans to do any thing to try to reverse any of this? Just let the planet die? The rich will die along side the rest of us.
 

mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:36 am
" The probable fate of our species is extermination by poisoning. "
-- Rosalie Bertel (epidemiologist)
-- -- quoted in "What We Leave Behind", 2009, (a *highly* recommendable book) by Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay
 

mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:39 am
> toxic legacy of coal, gold, and a world bent on extraction
and a humankind to stupidified to even control it's numbers, addicted to growth-fetishism and in thrall to a $y$tem like a Ponzi-scheme


 

Judy C. (100)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 4:56 am
Thanks for the link, FRACK. I'll check it out.
 
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