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Climate Change May Knock Seafood Off the Menu

Environment  (tags: climate-change, wildlife, marine life, study, research, science, healthconditions, ecosystems, destruction, environment, CO2emissions, climatechange )

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Researchers warn of a serious threat to fish, mussels and other marine species as carbon dioxide acidifies the worldâEUR(TM)s waters and increases temperatures.


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Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday July 13, 2015, 3:50 am
Shared on twittersphere

Past Member (0)
Monday July 13, 2015, 4:09 am
Boo hoo--not for me, so much as ocean life. It ought to be outlawed for quite awhile--among other pollutants, noise wit sonar, fracking--on and on. Thanks Cal. Noted.

Animae C (508)
Monday July 13, 2015, 4:46 am
Agree with Janice.

Thanx Cal

Past Member (0)
Monday July 13, 2015, 6:51 am
Well at least they won't be tortured anymore 4 human consumption--thrilled that people won't be able to have seafood anymore.

Elfje Muse (98)
Monday July 13, 2015, 6:56 am
Don't eat animals ,stop destroying the world and yes we all know, now a wake up call for the really stubborn, ignorant people, I wonder do they read all the petitions? Are they affected by it? Maybe it has to get a lot worse before it gets better. Sometimes humans only learn when they hit a huge brick wall.......

Janis K (129)
Monday July 13, 2015, 11:33 am
Thanks for sharing Cal.

Michael M (60)
Monday July 13, 2015, 12:04 pm
I think a lot of people may have to learn to READ.
Most of the fish shown in supermarkets are FARMED.

What this means, is that other, small wild species are swept from the big O, turned into pellets (along with domestic animal leftovers) and fed to captive fish.
This also means that ocean ares (right now in the past decades nearshore, but pressures to do this in the open ocean have been severe)

Humans have already gobbled up most of the world's predatory large fish.
If you ar buying them, eating them, you are part of the big problem.

The Japanese and koreans and others are already netting krill, way down the food chain, except for the fact that they are primary to several great whale species, who will NEVER recuperate without the cessation of human exploitation for domestic animal foods and the insane "pill that will keep you alive forever", that is so crazily sought after (and NEVER found - and NEVER will be) and bought by people with too much money.

Ecological science will tell you that if it does get worse, it will not get better within the lifetime of YOUR species.

Janet B (0)
Monday July 13, 2015, 12:19 pm

Ruth C (87)
Monday July 13, 2015, 12:32 pm
Well said Natasha!

chris B (46)
Monday July 13, 2015, 12:49 pm
With no fishing, we may be able to help heal our oceans. Look how long it took for 'people' to see this.l Shame.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 13, 2015, 12:54 pm
I hope i'm gone when that happens, seafood is my main food , I get good local seafood, guess I'd have to be a chicken & turkey eater only, as I don't eat pork & beef.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 13, 2015, 12:55 pm
And I have never cooked any live either.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday July 13, 2015, 1:39 pm
Some of you have not actually read - or understood - the article.
With OCEAN ACIDIFICATION, the fish will be LESS LIKELY TO SURVIVE. With OCEAN ACIDIFICATION, the SHELLFISH won't be able to make SHELLS. The Shells will DISSOLVE IN THE ACID. The Shellfish will therefore DIE, without their Shells essential to their survival!!!

So, not eating Fish and Shellfish, WON'T "help the Fish and Shellfish to recover".
They will NEVER recover from Acidified Oceans. EVER.
The Acidification is taking place MUCH TOO FAST for Evolution to create modifications to Adapt to the new circumstances.
When Salmon die off - they migrate, you know, to spawn - then A NUMBER OF SPECIES of animals that eat Salmon, will be endangered. And birds that eat fish. THEY WILL DIE OFF TOO. And TREES that depend on POOP FROM ANIMALS THAT EAT FISH, for Fertilizer and Nutrients. THE WEB OF LIFE IS ONE, AND SEAMLESS.
Basically that means, when the OCEANS DIE, WE ALL DIE.

We Humans are DOOMED, along with all the other species we depend on.
Vegetarians will die as well... every last bit of Life As We Know It.
This is happening VERY FAST. Within the NEXT FEW YEARS.
That's what the article actually says.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday July 13, 2015, 1:43 pm
82% of Fossil Fuel Reserves must be LEFT IN THE GROUND - 82%! -
if we are to avert Climate CATASTROPHE due to Global Warming.
NO MORE drilling, coal mining, fracking,
and transporting, leaking and spilling and exploding,
and BURNING and spewing into the Atmosphere.
NO MORE exploration for new sources!
This should be Environmentalists' Mantra:
Leave the Oil in the Soil
the Coal in the Hole
the Tar Sands in the Land.
Eliminate ALL use and extraction of Dirty Fossil Fuels for Energy, NOW! ASAP

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday July 13, 2015, 1:50 pm
“It is not too late for society to benefit greatly from immediate reductions in CO2 emissions”
The ones who are CAUSING the CO2 emissions, are the CAPITALIST EXTRACTIVE DIRTY ENERGY CORPORATIONS. And, they are SABOTAGING, DELIBERATELY, Clean and Sustainable Energy Alternatives that COMPETE with their literally Filthy Profit$$$!
WE MUST STOP THEM. By Regulatory Law, by the Govt representing OUR Interests NOT theirs, in the Courts, and if necessary [and it WILL BE NECESSARY] - by OUR BODIES ON THE LINE, STOPPING AND INTERFERING WITH THEIR EXTRACTIVE PROCESSES.

Ana Lopes (92)
Monday July 13, 2015, 2:47 pm

Birgit W (160)
Monday July 13, 2015, 2:48 pm
Thanks for sharing.

John Lettieri (4)
Monday July 13, 2015, 3:55 pm
Noted and Signed. Thank you Cal.

Virgene L (53)
Monday July 13, 2015, 4:38 pm
Interesting and worrisome. I do like eating salmon and some shellfish. It is a big business here in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks Cal.

Dotti L (85)
Monday July 13, 2015, 4:38 pm
Noted and thanks Cal. Will re-read and also think on what Barbara (BMutiny) has to say.

Jeff Creech (64)
Monday July 13, 2015, 5:15 pm

H M (37)
Monday July 13, 2015, 6:01 pm
So much for the sea lovers among us. :(

Mandi T (367)
Monday July 13, 2015, 6:31 pm

Dianne D (490)
Monday July 13, 2015, 8:53 pm
BMutiney is right.

Vikram S (34)
Monday July 13, 2015, 10:30 pm
Thanks for sharing. Noted.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 13, 2015, 10:52 pm
Love your optimism Cal - "may". Try "has started to".

Hartson Doak (39)
Monday July 13, 2015, 11:06 pm
OK. No ONE has brought up Fukushima. The Japanese are still dumping into the Pacific and soon everything will glow even during the day light. Radiation detectors are $155 online. If you still eat sea food, you had better get one.

Stella G (403)
Monday July 13, 2015, 11:23 pm
L'acidificazione degli oceani è innegabile, continuando di questo passo, non solo i salmoni sono a rischio. ma tutti gli abitanti del mare e i vari ecosistemi connessi. Ricordiamoci, una volta arrivati al punto limite..... Grazie Cal

Mari D (81)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 12:15 am
Thank you

Roberto MARINI (88)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 2:37 am
globla warming is indeed a great problem we have to face

Sam E M (0)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 2:53 am
Despairing read. Others need to be reading this article, not just us here at Care2. Maybe we should all sit down together and cry an ocean of tears to make a new home for these marine creatures whose world is disintegrating around them. So many folk just don't care, the problem seems remote for them so they don't bother getting properly informed and doing something about it.

Sayenne H (92)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 3:01 am
Noted, thank you for sharing Cal

Valentina R (12)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 4:37 am
Climate change is bad for everything and everyone. Yet we keep doing nothing about it.

Marija M (25)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 4:50 am
Thank you Cal

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 5:57 am
The problem would never be just about our food

Winn A (179)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 6:29 am
Thanks Cal

pam w (139)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 6:44 am
Not only is this not about having lobster to's about the death of our environment. PERIOD.


Roro l (0)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 10:45 am
Thank you

Roro l (0)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 10:45 am
Thank you

David B (34)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 11:10 am
the sad part , is even if we were able to reverse things and have all the stocks return to pre-human levels , man would just carry on as now and before we knew it they would all be depleted as now . sadly we don't seem to have the ability to learn from our mistakes . mind you now considering the multitude of mistakes we've ,that isn't really that surprising .it's beginning too look like we will have two main choices , suffocate from our poisoned air ,or starve .and even if your vegan it gives you no guarantee . plants don't grow well in poisoned air .

Debra G (0)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 12:03 pm
The Oregonian had an article the other day about how the NW rivers are warming too early and too hot for the salmon runs. Over 65 degrees and the fish start succumbing to diseases. They measured a water temp of 80 at one of the dams. The fingerling stock, which usually looses about 1%, has lost 10% this year.

Ana Lopes (92)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 12:06 pm

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 12:35 pm
It would serve us right for not fighting for climate change, but right now big business puts profit's over everything.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 12:54 pm
Thank you

marie therese Hanulak (8)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 1:26 pm

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil: Humans shoud be doomed. They are the most destructive specie on this planet.
As for the fish, We have alomost emptied many océans already. Whatever happens in the future it will be well deserved.

Janet B (0)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 1:34 pm

Kate Kenner (215)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 3:32 pm
Luckily I do not eat seafood anyway. Good for the planet and the animals and that is why I don't consume inhabitants of the oceans.

Kathryn M (108)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 4:47 pm
Noted and shared

Kay M (47)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 9:01 pm
Good Evening and thank you for this article - which I read and noted- I learned a lot - being from Louisiana- I thought I knew everything there was to know about our environment and how to save our seafood and our wet lands -gulf bayou and rives - but i was wrong- i love the comments from B MUTINY - she is wise - Sincerely Kay M.

Tracy P (248)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 9:25 pm
Thank you

Anne F (17)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 9:38 pm
ocean acidification terrifies me

donna m (97)
Saturday July 18, 2015, 12:36 am

donna m (97)
Saturday July 18, 2015, 12:36 am
thanks for sharing

Miriam AWAY Site issues (61)
Tuesday August 25, 2015, 5:54 am
Thanks for sharing! Noted
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