THE BEAUTIFUL OCEAN IS DYING. WHAT CAN WE DO?
The ocean... Its beauty remains unchanged regardless of changing epochs and cultures. When people observe the vastness and majesty of the ocean, they are enveloped by the most pleasant feelings, and a state of long-awaited peace comes.
There is something special, incomprehensible, but at the same time so close... Perhaps because each person, watching the ocean, realizes his or her participation in something great and feels that in him or her, as well as in the depths of the ocean, there is a huge unexplored world.
The world ocean occupies about 70% of the area of our planet, and it is 361 million square kilometers, and has a depth of more than 11 000 thousand meters. Over the last century a large number of studies, scientific expeditions have been undertaken to expand knowledge in the field of oceanology. But, as we know today, more than 90% of the ocean remains unexplored...
What do we know about the ocean? Do we know what an important role it plays in our planet's ecosystem? What importance does it have for humanity? What is the current health of the ocean? After all, it has a huge impact on the climate and on our livelihoods!
The atmosphere and the ocean are in close, continuous interaction. Energy from the ocean generates winds, which in turn draw heat from the surface of the sea and generate new winds. The weather and climate are greatly influenced by the world's oceans. Not only does it have a global influence on climate, but it also controls the weather in coastal areas. The ocean regulates precipitation over the mainland. When the atmosphere lacks moisture, evaporation from the ocean surface increases and moisture-laden air masses move toward the land, bringing rains and thunderstorm showers.
The vast expanses of ocean in contact with the atmosphere provide a continuous gas exchange. The oxygen-rich upper layers of the ocean enrich the lower layers of the atmosphere with oxygen. It turns out that the blue-green algae living in the ocean, and not the forests, are the main supplier of oxygen to the planet. So the ocean can be considered the "lungs" of our planet. And every other breath we take is a saturation of oxygen generated by the ocean. Also, the most important property of the ocean is its ability to store, give away, and transport heat.
An important point is that the ocean is increasingly becoming a source of drinking water. About 150 countries are using desalination plants to meet people's drinking water needs.
In addition, the oceans are also an important source of food. The world's oceans contribute about three trillion U.S. dollars a year to the global economy, or about five percent of global GDP.
To summarize the above, we see how important the ocean is in the life of the planet: shaping the climate, heating the continents, saturating the atmosphere with oxygen, and absorbing carbon dioxide. The ocean is also a source of drinking water and valuable food products. In addition, the ocean is the lifeblood of the waterways that connect the continents, and it influences the entire world economy.
But what is happening now?
POLLUTION AND DEPLETION OF
THE WORLD OCEAN
In recent years, many ocean scientists have been alarmed by the fact that most species of flora and fauna in the ocean depths are on the verge of extinction. A complex of negative impacts on the marine environment: uncontrolled fishing, greenhouse gas emissions, ocean pollution by plastic materials, global climate change, melting permafrost can lead to unpredictable changes in all spheres of human activity and threaten the continued existence of mankind.
The rate of change in the conditions of the marine environment, according to studies by experts, has been shocking. The world's oceans have entered a phase of extreme risk unprecedented in the history of mankind:
«We are appalled by the pace and magnitude of global change in the world's oceans, that the coming decades could create unpredictable consequences for humanity if effective action is not taken at all levels,» says the head of IPSO .
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 29% of the world's fish stocks are on the verge of depletion. Another 61% is already completely depleted and has no chance to recover. The number of marine mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and other animals living in the world's oceans declined by 49% from 1970 to 2010. The main reason for the rapid decline of marine animal species and their numbers is human activity, which includes mass harvesting of marine resources.
Marco Lambertini, head of WWF ( the World Wildlife Fund), claims: «Human activity has caused serious damage to the ocean, as fish are being caught faster than they can restore their population. At the same time the economy of many countries depends on the health of the ocean and its resources. About 10-12% of the world's population lives off fisheries and aquaculture. For 3 billion people fish and seafood are the main sources of animal protein .
The ocean is now so hot that coral reefs are living at their temperature limits. As a consequence, 20% of coral reefs in the world's oceans are permanently lost and cannot be restored, another 20% are partially destroyed. The area of mangroves is shrinking at an enormous rate and is 30-50% of the original area. Since the late 1800s, more than 29% of the algae forests that provide habitat for many species have disappeared.
It is also estimated that of the 300 million tons of plastics produced around the world each year, 10 to 20 million tons end up in the world's oceans. As a result, the inhabitants and the ecosystem as a whole suffer. Numerous studies have shown that insoluble microparticles of plastic enter the body through the food chain, through human consumption of seafood, and cause a range of diseases.
The pollution of the world's oceans with persistent pesticides and heavy metals has a direct impact on human health and provokes immunosuppression, developmental disorders and neurological diseases. As a consequence, the regular consumption of poisoned seafood can lead to serious diseases, especially among coastal populations. The ocean contains 80% of the planet's biodiversity and is the Earth's largest ecosystem. Considering the fact that fish provide 20 percent of animal protein to nearly 3 billion people, it is clear that our activities are making the ocean a health hazard. Researchers also emphasize that worldwide swimming in polluted seas is associated with more than 250 million cases of respiratory disease and gastroenteritis annually .
Over the past 50 years, the acidity of the world's oceans has increased by 30% and is already having a catastrophic effect on the integrity and functioning of ocean ecosystems .
These are only a small fraction of the factors that reduce the oxygen production of the world's oceans and also reduce their food resource capacity. Most environmentalists already speak of ocean pollution as a global environmental problem.
THE IMPACT OF THE CONSUMERIST FORMAT OF SOCIETY ON THE STATE OF THE WORLD'S OCEANS
The development of the consumerist format of our civilization is responsible for the increased pollution of the world's oceans over the past century. Researchers attribute this to the development of the chemical and oil refining industries.
Today the following types of pollution of the World Ocean are distinguished:
- Biological – pollution of world’s ocean waters by bacteria, microorganisms, organic waste, and other debris;
- Chemical – chemicals, heavy metals, sewage. Mercury and pesticides are especially dangerous to the ocean;
- Oil pollution is the main source of pollution of the world's oceans. It leads to the death of a huge number of marine animals, fish, and birds. In addition, oil prevents normal heat exchange between layers of water;
- Thermal – waste water discharged into the world's oceans by power plants increases its temperature. This leads to the death of many species of marine life. Warm water promotes active reproduction of some algae species. As a result, water blooms occur;
- Radioactive is the dumping of radioactive waste into the ocean. Research estimates that there is as much radioactive material in the world's oceans received radioactive contamination from from 30 Chernobyl disasters;
- Noise – it makes it difficult for sea creatures to communicate. It is most often caused by waterborne vehicles, sound equipment used on military submarines, and instruments used for oil field exploration. Noise pollution interferes with the exchange of information between inhabitants in the world's oceans. Extraneous noises disorient cetaceans, they get lost in the water space, get injured, which quite often leads to their death .
For thousands of years, humankind has been damaging the ocean, depleting and destroying its resources and disrupting critical ecosystems. Today it is time to take a sober look at the results of our activities and realize the perniciousness of further inaction. After all, the damage caused can be virtually irreparable.
Today the ocean is dying! It is unable to fulfill its original function and is a danger to mankind only because we have failed to protect it for our own sake! These are the reasons that depend directly on man-the anthropogenic factor.
In addition, there is another important point related to the psycho-emotional state of mankind.
Japanese researcher Emoto Masaru's discovery of water memory was one of the most sensational discoveries made in the last millennium. He developed a way to assess water quality by crystal structures and a way to influence the structure from the outside. In frozen water samples, differences in the crystal structure were found to be caused by external factors. Thanks to this discovery it was possible for the first time to scientifically prove that water is capable of storing information in itself. And in accordance with this, change its structure and properties.
On this basis, the question arises: what is the memory of the waters of the oceans filled with? What have people been living for the past millennia? Wars, enmity, selfish ambitions, thirst for power, exorbitant profits, pain and suffering... Nowadays it is known that the only way to reset accumulated negative information and zero out water memory is to unfreeze after total freezing. Such phenomena have already been experienced by the ocean during the periods of global climatic changes on our planet.
However, in addition to the anthropogenic factor, there is another threat. This is a global climate catastrophe associated with the cyclic intergalactic interactions that occur every 12,000 years.
IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON
THE STATE OF THE OCEAN
From the speeches of the speakers of the international online Conference "Global Crisis. This already affects everyone", which was held on the platform of the ALLATRA International Public Movement on July 24, 2021, it became known that due to the direct impact of powerful galactic radiation on our planet, the core of the Earth is heated and as a result of its displacement and oscillations magma rises closer to the surface of the Earth. As a consequence, the world's oceans are heating up and destabilizing the methane clathrates trapped in the sediments at the bottom. Methane and carbon dioxide rise the waters of the world’s oceans and the Earth's atmosphere. These processes have a direct and immediate negative impact at both the micro and macro levels. As a result of such global changes, we are already witnessing rapid deterioration of the environmental and climatic situation on our planet.
In 2019, the temperature of all of Earth's oceans reached all-time records. In the last 25 years alone, the amount of heat that went into warming up the oceans was the equivalent of the 3.6 billion atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima .
Due to the cyclicity there are significant changes in the conditions affecting the existence of the solar system in the intergalactic space. On planet Earth, scientists observe a shift in the magnetic poles, weakening the magnetic field. This significantly affects the movement of ocean currents.
A study published in Nature Geoscience shows that the Gulf Stream ocean current is slowing down. Its speed has decreased to the lowest mark for more than a thousand years. In 2004 research of Atlantic waters began. It became known that the Gulf Stream is becoming slower and weaker. As a result, the «giant heat machine» carrying warm water from the tropics along the east coast of North America toward Europe is no longer fulfilling its function, which threatens to ice over Europe .
Today we are all witnessing an impending climatic catastrophe. Are we prepared for this? Or will we still take our last chance to save our planet and life on it?
SAVING THE WORLD'S OCEANS IS IN OUR HANDS
But what do we care about? That garbage prevents us from further extracting oil and making money? In a consumer society, all resources are devoted to enrichment, funding the military sector, and strengthening control.
When we stand on the edge of a cliff, should we really care about material goods and consolidating power? Who to rule over and what to spend money on if we could all soon disappear from the face of the Earth as a biological species...?
In a consumer society we are not concerned about the state of the ocean, but about how it can be used for enrichment and further consumption.
The absurdity of the situation is that in the current format of society we also have no knowledge of what to do with radioactive waste and how to clean the world's oceans of millions of tons of garbage, and biological and chemical pollution. It is obvious that the measures proposed by various organizations, namely the rejection of plastic, the use of meat products in the diet in order to reduce CO2 emissions, recycling of garbage, will not solve the problem. Unfortunately, we still haven't learned how to recycle garbage, we just move it from one place to another. The "green" rejection of plastic ("green energy") contributes to the mass destruction of forests, which exacerbates an environmental catastrophe of planetary proportions.
Even with an enormous desire, we cannot clean up the waters of the world's oceans with the current format of our society. In order to solve the global problem at the international level, we need to come together and consolidate our capabilities and technologies in order to preserve the marine resources at our disposal. The problem is so global that the United Nations has declared 2021-2030 the decade of ocean science for sustainable development. Researchers argue that this is an ideal time for humanity to rethink its relationship to the world's oceans .
Today the only way out is cooperation both with our closest neighbors and with other countries under the Creative Vector of Development of the entire world community. When the main value in society is not material goods, but the life and safety of each person, then science will be able to develop in a different direction and allow us to save and restore the almost destroyed resources of our planet!
the International online Conference "GLOBAL CRISIS. TIME FOR TRUTH” a great event will take place On December 4, 2021 which was initiated by volunteers from more than 180 countries with simultaneous interpreting in 100 languages. In a live broadcast scientists, specialists in various fields, and just people who care about the truth and important information about the critical state of environment and climate on our planet! But most importantly, we will learn that there is a way out! We still have time to change course and turn our ship called "humanity", which is rapidly approaching a precipice. Our future and the future of our children are in the hands of each of us! It's time for the TRUTH! The time for active action and a common choice: death in inaction and disunity or life in Prosperity and Unity!
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