Pollution & Climate Change

Pollution & Climate Change

Are storms getting heavier? Where exactly are the oceanic garbage patches? And what's being done?

 

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969…

"High variation in abundance of litter items, ranging from 0 to 1835 pieces km−2 of seafloor, was observed. Plastic tems such as bags, bottles and fishing related debris were commonly observed across all areas. Over the entire 25-year period...
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theconversation.com/where-does-plastic-pollution-g…

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www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/25/atlant…

"Further weakening of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) could result in more storms battering the UK, more intense winters and an increase in damaging heatwaves and droughts across Europe."

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deframedia.blog.gov.uk/2021/01/05/defra-response-t…

Pulse fishing is where the ship generates an electric pulse to scare flat fish off the bottom and into the waiting nets, it's contraversial as it affects other fish, and allegedly can break the backs of cod etc.

"On Sunday (3rd January), the...
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theconversation.com/how-city-roads-trap-migrating-…

Road run off containing pollutants from tyres does seem to be becoming a major culprit.

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www.wired.com/story/climate-change-is-turning-citi…

Not directly related to beaches but some interesting points in that coastal towns are more humid than inland and that, in the US at least, Northern and Mid Western cities will see more significant rises than those in the Southern States. I'm not...
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www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/07/coca-c…

"Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestlé named top plastic polluters for third year in a row.

Companies accused of “zero progress” on reducing plastic waste, with Coca-Cola ranked No 1 for most littered products"

Coca-cola ..

"..was found to be worse than...
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www.latimes.com/environment/story/2019-10-02/calif…

Storm water runoff from the roads is going to be increasingly in the eco-headlines. Microplastics in the ocean could be considered to be a bigger problem than global warming as if the entire human population suddenly disappeared, what would be...
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Phil www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/14/car-ty…. The Guardian has something to say on the matter too .. Loading content, please wait. 3 months ago
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www.tv.com/shows/life-after-people-the-series/

Precis verbatim from Top Documentary Films (bit.ly/3quK5LB) as I couldn't write it any better:

"Based on an odd, slightly morbid but deliriously intriguing premise, the feature-length premiere episode of the History Channel series Life after...
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www.netflixreleases.com/plastic-paradise-the-great…

In the same way that any freediving movie rapidly degrades into a colossal ego trip for the person making it, these kind of NESM documentaries (No Enemy Save Man) tend to be preachy, but there is some content amongst the "we all need to"...
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theconversation.com/can-countries-end-overfishing-…


Henrik Österblom, Professor of Environmental Science Stockholm University and marine biologist discusses "the recent agreement between 14 heads of state, the participating countries – Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan,...
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Increasingly what we do on or in the ocean is being affected by climate change and/or pollution - an example is the recent club article on pollution in Poole Harbour details.

This news group is intended to collate published articles over time and ideally pit scientific data against intuition; are...
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