Category Archives: Ocean

How to feed the world

Giant kelp farms could feed the world. Bren Smith has pioneered what he calls ‘3D ocean farming’ (or vertical kelp farming) to feed the world. * Kelp can be eaten in various ice-creams, salads, and dried or fried snacks. The … Continue reading

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Naomi Klein makes me angry, again!

First of all, she’s anti-nuclear. Enough said. But today is about the oceans. Geo-engineering, or sequestering CO2 by tipping iron dust into the ocean, is bad as well, according to Klein. She doesn’t spell out why it is bad: the … Continue reading

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Next greatest threat after global warming?

I’m glad I was able to announce a new way to feed aquaculture in my last post, because I’m fast becoming convinced that seafood is no longer good for you. It’s not seafood any longer, but concentrated toxic waste! Why? … Continue reading

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Western Antarctic Ice Sheet is going, going….

Our grandchildren are going to face around *double* the sea level rise the IPCC predicted. All earlier predictions were for Greenland’s steady melting. Now that Antarctica’s on the move, that should double. Note: this precludes ‘sudden dynamic ice events’. The … Continue reading

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I emailed Susan Freinkel on Eternal Plastics

Hi all, I just listened to a Long Now foundation talk by Susan Freinkel on her book on plastics and our ‘toxic love story’ with them. It’s a great talk, and I encourage you all to listen to it. (I … Continue reading

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What does a kilogram of seafood represent?

Well, it depends on the seafood. Every trophic level upwards means a 90% loss of the previous foodweb. Don’t understand? Let The Conversation explain. A comparison between the way we exploit marine and terrestrial food webs can illustrate the problem. … Continue reading

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How oil rigs could save the ocean?

The Conversation asks if dragging old oil rigs out into specially designated areas of the deep ocean and simply dumping them there would be good for the environment! The gains for the environment are of course an artificial reef with … Continue reading

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