Just look at all the animal waste flowing into that watershed from giant CAFOs- factory farms. Take a look at the “Follow the Manure Report” where it has been found that the 630 million gallons of urine and fecal waste from 146 factory farms is flushed into the Western Lake Erie Watershed every year. These business are also funded by 16.8 million in federal subsidies. It breaks our hearts to see beautiful great lakes being used as toilets by under regulated Big AG.
Let business poison where you drink and eat from. It is on you. No different than washing your food in your toilet.
You start the piece acknowledging that a dramatic crash in ocean oxygen levels occurred long before modern humans. In other words, it’s happened before (likely many, many times) and we may move heaven and earth to thwart the human-bred version only to have earth do it again anyway. Not to say it’s not worth trying, but, you know, it may be for naught anyway.
Only the eastern half of the Mediterranean. which lasted 4000 years, not all the oceans. All the oceans is what we are doing now, but 4000 years to recover is nothing, go human progress!
Humans have to change.
No, we don’t have to change. We just have to live with the consequences.
…or die by them.
Or get a conscience!!
This article raises questions that we need to be asking candidates for elected office this year, and presidential candidates in 2020. “Committed conservation, re-establishment of natural filtration systems (wetlands and swamps), and relentless efforts to reduce runoff nutrient levels” are the opposite of the direction of the current administration. Only electing candidates who care about and understand water issues can change that. Furthermore, controls on agricultural runoff must be brought under the Clean Water Act, and we need fearless elected officials to get there.
Unfortunately Katie. The current administration, and GOP in general, considers all those things “pesky job killing regulations”. Trump is eviscerating the EPA and coal companies are now able to dump coal dust directly into streams.
So, Eric and Joe, good article. Thanks for that.
How, though, are there only 4 comments here and at least two of them are conspiracy theory nuts/trolls. I’m betting they don’t read the articles, they just hsitpost in any comment section they can find. You can’t read articles like this for too long and still post crap (and maybe actually believe?) crap like chemtrails. I wish you luck in your quest to set ’em right, Jesus Jones. But I won’t be betting on you. It’s tough to beat motivated reasoning in a comments section.
This comment section is like a freezer-burnt ice cream sandwich after a 5 star meal. Maybe these comments are curated… Aww, dammit. Now I’m infected with the conspiracy germs…
Tim the Enchantah,
you must be part of the ignorant human being destroying the earth. I am a Bioligist. Chem trails are real they’ve been doing them since the 70s maybe earlier, to induce rain fall during california droughts. Global warming is REAL we are in big trouble and becaise individuals wont accept that it is a man made issue it will continue to become a problem. THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING AND THE PUDDING HAS BEEN SMEARED ON THE WALL. Please change your ignorance before its too late.
We are in serious serious trouble and its being ignored and thats troubling!!
See, it’s that type of stuff that just kills reality. Yes, global warming is real. But when you start taking “chem trails”, you lose me – and most others. Stick with big picture stuff and keep weird conspiracy paranoid stuff quiet.
The Tipping Point was tipped over way back in the forty’s when they developed nuclear power with its toxic deadly waste with its life expectancy of thousands of years. Everything is dying and it is non reversible.
Mark, there’s no such thing as chemtrails. It’s just a made up idea. There’s no secret bio-chemical engineering going on around the planet, there’s no metallic particles falling on mountain grass from airplanes. Remember acid rain? That was a real thing. We could test for it. People burning coal with high sulfur were in denial about it for a long time, but it was a real physical thing that we could test for, and figure out where the ‘acid rain’ was coming from.
That’s what is different with chem trails – there’s nothing happening there, it’s just contrails. If it was happening, we’d be able to test and find out what is happening.
There are chem – trails and much worse . Everything produced by man and corporation is sructured to destroy the planet . Open your eyes if you think everything is fine and dandy as it seems and none of these ” conspiracies ” exsist . Wake up !!
If you believe you must have some support to provide. Please cite peer reviewed science not you tube videos or faux news.
How about bioengineering.
Look up there are chemical trails being sprayed everyday over the globe. And no uprising. We need to collectively say stop enough is enough. Why does everyone care about global warming and not what’s happening in your skies, believe you me this is part of the warming, part of the fires in country, as these metallic particles lay atop dry mountain grass, the sun came being magnified causing more chances of fires. Not to mention the habitats eating and breathing this in. Everyone is sick all over out country, it is not a coincidence we are all sick. It’s out environment. Its what’s being sprayed above you everyday. Just watch the lines. Please.
First rule of a criticizing comment: Remember to proof read or you’ll just come off even more stupid.
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