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Oceans Are Losing Oxygen. Here’s Why That’s a Big Problem

Oceans Are Losing Oxygen. Here’s Why That’s a Big Problem | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Oceans across the globe are slowly losing oxygen, a new study has found. That poses a major problem for every living marine animal.
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Slowly but surely, earth is becoming less inhabitable, and we humans are a big part of the cause. We tell ourselves that we have a god-given right to go forth and multiply and rule the world when in fact we have an inherent responsibility to be part of the whole, to play a positive role in the bio system. 
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Here's What a Massive 5-Year Study of Ocean Life Reveals

Here's What a Massive 5-Year Study of Ocean Life Reveals | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Scientists don't know how climate change may affect life in the ocean
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Plankton, oxygen and viruses: all are showing changing levels and reactions to the rise of global temperatures and therefore the rise in temperatures of the seas. While the oceans are under that attack, we humans continue to dump waste and contaminants into the water. Let us not forget that the oceans, our largest single bio-system may be vast but it is vulnerable.

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Obama okays sonic cannons for offshore oil exploration

Obama okays sonic cannons for offshore oil exploration | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The Obama administration has given the go-ahead for oil and gas companies to search for deposits off the east coast of the US, using sonic cannons which could harm sea life.
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And we we humans, our species filled with hubris, moves forward towards the spoliation of the earth and ultimately our own extinction. I know we need oil, but what are we doing to the seas, which we need every bit as much?

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The biggest body of warm water on Earth is getting even bigger

The biggest body of warm water on Earth is getting even bigger | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Meet the expanding Indo-Pacific warm pool.
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Meet the expanding world of cyclones and tropical storms. This is serious reading when it comes to climate change. 
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When Humans Declared War on Fish

When Humans Declared War on Fish | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Victory in 1945 meant a new era of violence against ocean life.
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It isn't just war on animals but on the oceans themselves. Consider the dumping of sewage and garbage that has gone one, the discharge of oil from ships and from wells. We are such foolish animals we humans; our wanting knows no bound. Sadly, while we are able to find ways to take more we are often unable to see how our greed will affect the future. Well, isn't that the nature of "war."

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