“Sea creatures sick, dying or disappearing at alarming rate all along Pacific coast… Some wonder if it’s fallout from Fukushima” — New York Times: “Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction” — Study: “We may be on precipice of major extinction event” in marine wildlife (VIDEO)

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Williams Lake Tribune columnist Diana French, Jan 13, 2015 (emphasis added): Out of sight is out of mind. Those of us living in the Interior might not know or care that sea creatures are sick, dying or disappearing at an alarming rate all along the Pacific coast. There are dying oysters, bleeding herring, melting star fish, hungry Orcas and sick seals. The latest are dead seabirds… Some blame ocean acidification for the devastation, others wonder if it’s radiation fallout from Fukushima. Whatever, it might be helpful to find the cause before all the creatures are gone.

University of California Santa Barbara, Jan 15, 2015: A consortium of scientists, including UC Santa Barbara’s Douglas McCauley, has found that the same patterns that led to the collapse of wildlife populations on land are now occurring in the sea… Their findings are published today in the journal Science… “All signs indicate that we may be initiating a marine industrial revolution,” [McCauley] said. “We are setting ourselves up in the oceans to replay the process of wildlife Armageddon that we engineered on land.”

New York Times, Jan 15, 2015: A team of scientists… has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them. “We may be sitting on a precipice of a major extinction event,” said Douglas J. McCauley, an ecologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an author of the new research, which was published on Thursday in the journal Science.

Science — ‘Marine defaunation: Animal loss in the global ocean’, Jan 16, 2014: Loss of species in marine environments… appears to be increasing rapidly. McCauley et al. review the recent patterns of species decline and loss in marine environments… they note many worrying declines… our effects on marine animals are increasing in pace and impact… today’s low rates of marine extinction may be the prelude to a major extinction pulse… habitat destruction is likely to become an increasingly dominant threat to ocean wildlife [and] is likely to intensify as a major driver of marine wildlife loss. Proactive intervention can avert a marine defaunation disaster of the magnitude observed on land.

University of California Santa Barbara: UCSB scientists lead a team designing a Marine Biodiversity Observation Network to track many species of marine organisms over time… Project partners include… the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Mitigation Monitoring Program… UCSB investigators involved in the project [include] Daniel Reed

University of California Santa Barbara: The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Mitigation Monitoring Program is based at the Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara [150 miles away]. Long-term monitoring and evaluation of the SONGS mitigation projects is a condition of the coastal development permit… Principal Investigators [include] Dan Reed, Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara.

Watch UCSB’s video on the study here

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  • cosmic charlie cosmic charlie

    It's just an unpleasant reality show. Turn the channel.

    • bluetick

      well unless these critters are muslim or illegal alien fish then they are doomed…

      radical muslim in washington white house, will not care nor even read the reports….

      • name999 name999

        Trying to blame Barack Obama for this horrendous atrocity is such a wrong focus…look at the people
        who oppose him and say he is a muslim and it is all his fault. Then the real pathological idiots will
        come into clear focus.

        There is nothing here that is truly news except that this information is finally starting to surface in the
        dominant culture media.

        Another sign of how far this has gone. Can't even ignore all the dead wildlife on the land and coming in on
        the ocean tide. The destroyed water and food will get attention also.

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          Oh ..he didn't cause it.
          He is telling falsehoods by omission.
          Flippin liar…

          Obama's Clean, Green Fukushima Plumegate Machine
          Feb 24 2014
          http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2013/02/24/obama-s-clean-green-fukushima-plumegate-

          • name999 name999

            heart, the sad truth is that government employees at all ranks cannot talk about this stuff.

            Plenty know but they are keeping their mouths shut or trying to get whistleblower status which
            has been dismantled for decades…relatively useless protections.

            The people that control this damage are not elected ever, they are not public officials in
            any way and they control, at the root as the 1% they are…most everything.

            I did not believe this before in the way I do now. That power only becomes more concentrated.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

              +10000000000000000 name999

              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                well thats a lot of praise. 10^16! But what does it mean? That our political leaders are all good and not culpable? I seem to recal a certain informant saying that by supporting a criminal, you are a criminal. I think the implication is that people who aid and abet a crime should themselves go to prison, or at least be turned over to the "proper authorities" But maybe I dont get it; Maybe the implication is that the "proper authorities" would be instructed to threaten or harm, say a president, who spoke out about Fukushima and warned the populace to take precaution. Which proper authorities would threaten a president though…CIA? FBI? NSA? HS? Maybe the FBI is aiding and abetting the most serious crime against humanity and the world by keeping quite about all their sources of knowledge pertaining to Fukushima. Maybe we should turn the FBI in to the CIA, and then both of those should be held for questioning by homeland security…but come to think of it, homeland security isnt securing the homeland with all their billions of budget. Come to think further, all the Universities and all the official institutes,…every last one of them….is keeping quite, or like Woods Hole, saying nobody is even testing, but it doesnt matter because levels are a fraction of the normal background and thus not dangerous in the slightest…. So really ALL the people in government, presidents current and past that could come forward…the entire news media, all the institutes…

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  cont….all the institues like DOE, EPA, etc are aiding and abetting the worst crime in history. Who are you going to inform Praising the Truth? 10^16 praises for the TRUTH…the truth…the truth….the truth….fades to blackout….

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                  There are many people at fault here including the MIC. And it is every elected official as well. Scapegoating just one person shouldn't leave everyone else able to cash in on the nuclear subsidies. All the shareholders and bank holders, etc. Even the tea party candidates are equally guilty.

                  I personally vote for the Green Party and when there is no Green Party candidate I always then pick the Democrats over those who are even worse on the environment and who support the MIC even more than the Democrats, etc. The Republicans are going to go for Yucca Mt. because they want to continue nuclear energy even more than the Democrats. And the Republicans are going for the Keystone Pipeline which will not benefit the US in any way whatsoever. And the Republicans want all the Federal Lands to start even more fracking and shale destructiion of the natural resources.

                  Every Repubvlican Senator and Congressman is just as guilty as Obama. And the bankers and the Council of Foreign Relations and the Bilderbergs are calling the shots behind the scenes and they are the one calling to scapegoat Obama who is really just a figurehead to blame everything on which he has take order just as much as the American people or the people of the world.

                  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                    Yes PtT, Obama is just as guilty as the senators, congressman and CFR. Supposedly Obama went into this position of his own free will? What are we to suppose would happen to him if he started speaking the truth? Instead of a video saying the U.S. is in no danger, how about one that addresses the real issue and gets our institutes to test and reveal rather than ask for public donations, which they already gave in the form of taxes? So here is the question; If Obama is equally guilty of aiding and abetting this unthinkable geneticide, even though he "has no choice" for unkown reasons, what is the correct procedure now…should he be taken to justice for his crimes? Along with 90% of the senators and congressman? You said it; THEY ARE GUILTY. Now what do you suggest? Turn people into the FBI because they suggest anarchy (anarchy being equal to removing 90% of the guilty government authorities)? I want to hear your considered reply on the egalitarian, Christian, humanitarian, and above all TRUTHFUL way to respond to these criminals

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                      I turned in Windwalker to the FBI because he said he wanted Obewan's telephone number so he could give it to me for Obewan could get a phone fuck from me. Because someone has bragged about stealing my identity and phone number be phoning me and my own phone number and name showed up in the caller ID, I turned him in to protect myself.

                      Windwalker
                      January 17, 2015 at 4:35 am
                      Hit my email obewanspeaks. Give you phone #. I'd like to give it to ptt. Wouldn't be the first time someone got phone-phucked. Gotta love these reptiles.
                      http://enenews.com/huge-radiation-spike-detected-fukushima-plant-record-levels-workers-attempting-stop-radioactive-material-flowing-ocean-cesium-7500-week/comment-page-3#comment-627076

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                      t the same time I reported the threats to judges, Texas helicopter pilots, congressmen, Senators and Obama by Bill Duff because I believe that Bill Duff and Windwalker are the same person. Yes, any treats of violence to me or to anyone else are threats that need to be put to rest. It is extremely naive that anyone thinks they can use this website to plan a violent overthrow of the government. Anyone who will use physical violence or mental abusive language to me is a threat to everyone in this country except the few militia members who are not fighting for everyone, but even a select few even smaller in number than the 1%. And some people threatening violence on the website are not even citizens of the USA, but paid by foreigners. Anyone in the US would have to be the biggest fool alive to listen to foreign provocateurs.

                      And as a woman I am quite sure that I am safer under the FBI's umbrella in the US than any place else in the world. And many of my ancestors and fellow Americans gave their lives that I as as a woman now enjoy in the USA and I will not betray their ultimate sacrifices. Why do you think so many people want to immigrate to this country? Why have so many immigrated in the past? Discontents can go somewhere else or try to bring about positive change by peaceful means.

                      Live in the future, not in a past that was even more imperfect.

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      yes, PtT, and during the same period of time you said the Code (of all people!) was equally as mean and would be equally as guilty for aiding and abetting a criminal. You also said you had turned in other people to the FBI, insinuating the same for Duff, and others going back in history. You can see why I could feel in the "line of informant fire"

                      Of course, its your perogative. The salient points might be; If these people who are casual and impersonal bloggers deserve "justice of the law", then why not the many people you have said are to blame for mass genocide who are in the government? Other points I will drop for now. Yes, somehow when a person proclaims to be of high moral and spiritual standing, praising the TRUTH with capitol T, something in me wants to hold them to it. Not so much for the non pious and humble…

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      Yes, Anne, tell me who is the greater threat to life and freedom; Bill Duff and other disgruntled foul mouthed folks, some who even want to see members of the government held to the justice of the law, or the members of the government themselves who keep the military industrial pro nuclear cabal afloat by passing laws of indemnity, hiding information, passing moneys amongst themselves etc? Who is the more deserving of our judgement and the justice meeted out by the highest courts for genocide, faunacide, floracide…pacificoceanacide? Lets walk together toward the light of Truth, equanitmity, egalitarianism… Shall We?

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      I would just like to hear it; IF you could NON VIOLENTLY remove the guilty people in government, government institutions, nuclear corporations, including the ones that mine, sell, make the toxic stuff, including the depleted uranium which said governments spread in foreign countries for no justifiable reason other than to make business and exploit…right up to and including the presidents of the countries who smile and lie simultaneously…would you do it? Would you turn these people over to the "proper authorities" for proper judgement and punishment? Well, would ya? (John Wayne accent)

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                      I vote to oust people out of office people I disagree with all the time. I never voted for Obama, and I never would. That being said, Dr. Jill Stein was the only candidate I would have voted for. I was disappointed when John Edwards didn't continue to run. I voted for John Kerry, and I voted for Al Gore, both of whom won their elections. I wouldn't ever vote for them again, or any candidate who is pro nuclear energy or pro using depleted uranium munitions. George Bush never won any of his elections. I live in a country where the majority rules, not a minority of one.

                      Truth for me is Jesus. Vengeance for me belongs only to Yahweh, the LORD and only ruler of the universe. I would rather live in the US which protects my right to be a Christian than in any other country. I think some of what you ask are semantic tricks, and I am not answerable to you.

                      I see your avatar has changed.

                      I've only reported 2 people to the FBI in my life.

                      I personally think you troll much more than you try to get rid of nuclear energy. And I think politics is divisive when divided no one will ever shut down reactors and get rid of nuclear energy.

                      Have you ever voted for the Green Party?

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      PtT, I thought Cynthia Mckinney had some good things to say. Stein was chained to a chair for hours during debates.

                      I dont think signing petitions is anti nuclear activism if the criminals dont care about them. Any discussion of getting rid of nuclear involves ousting the offending parties, and they appear to be embedded internationally. Theres plenty of anti nuclear information, there has been
                      for years yet we still have nuclear bombs, DU and exploding plants. If you say its Trolling to talk about this aspect, thats your take, but then your method…our method to rid the world of nuclear didnt work out so well, did it? (as the Pacific goes belly up) Its reached an absurd level of death and destruction. I call THAT violent. Allowing nuclear is the epitome of aiding and abetting crime…we pacifists have allowed it…

                    • SadieDog

                      Code, you tried." I noticed you changed your avatar"… Funny coming from someone who has changed their name more than once. You can't fix stupid. 😉

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                      “…Concerning the special problem of violence, we have seen that Christians will be suspicious of violence in socialrelations not only because it bears hardly on their brother men, but because it is always a sign of latent evil which it cannot itself heal (p. 100)….”

                      “…It may be therefore that the alternatives are either the pacifist-community line, or else the evolution of a new mode of political struggle which would avoid the socially-destructive kind of violence which civil and international war involve to-day (p. 98) …”
                      Alexander Miller, “The Chrstian Significance of Karl Marx,” New York, 1947.

                      There no possibility of a utopia on this earth, because all people are imperfect.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                      “…Yet this Christian, when he is true to his calling, is the salt of society, for it is by his traffic with heaven, in confession, intercession and obedience, that supernatural resources flow to maintain and transcend that justice which is always threatened by human sin.

                      “In practice you will find him—and you ought to find him—where the hero and the Communist are to be found; serving in the midst of the world, in obscure and humble ways, after the fashion I have already spoken of, for his conversion to Christ does not separate, but binds him more closely in the normal stuff of human life. But the atmosphere of eternity will be about him in his incapacity for resentment, his hatred of nothing but evil, his readiness to abide by the good cause, even when it is a lost cause, his contentment to submit to the judgment of Christ rather than to any human verdict—even ’the verdict of history’(p. 109)…”
                      Alexander Miller, “The Christian Significance of Karl Marx,” New York, 1947.

                    • Angela_R

                      Christian? There is no such label found in the New Testament.
                      "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."

                      The following quote comes from Paul:
                      "for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them) in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel. (Rom. 2:12-16 NKJV"

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                      Angela, in answer to your assertion:

                      “…The first recorded use of the term (or its cognates in other languages) is in the New Testament, in Acts 11:26, after Barnabas brought Saul (Paul) to Antioch where they taught the disciples for about a year, the text says: ‘[…] the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.’ The second mention of the term follows in Acts 26:28, where Herod Agrippa II replied to Paul the Apostle, ‘Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.’ The third and final New Testament reference to the term is in 1 Peter 4:16, which exhorts believers: ‘Yet if [any man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.’…”
                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian

                    • Angela_R

                      "The term Christians appears only three times in the New Testament, the first usage (Acts 11:26) giving the origin of the term.[20] In all three cases the uncorrected Codex Sinaiticus in Greek reads Chrestianoi.[20][22] In Phrygia a number of funerary stone inscriptions use the term Chrestians, with one stone inscription using both terms together, reading: "Chrestians for Christians".[22]"
                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacitus_on_Christ#Christians_and_Chrestians

                      Further references:
                      http://www.mountainman.com.au/essenes/chrestians%20christians.htm

                      http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2014/12/where-art-thou-crestians-christos-is-calling-ring-ring-ring-3073542.html

                      The difference in meaning is noted.

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      only good Chrestianoi with proper levels of faith, say above 92% faith/8% doubt ratio, and using only the correct names of Yah Weh and Chrestianoi reach heaven…the others are not so lucky, burning in Dantes inferno. But for the lucky believers, nuclear Armageddon must be a happy time for its a harbinger of the second coming…

                      oky doky

                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      Nobody is coming.. 🙁

                  • Angela_R

                    Code @ 3.19pm
                    had you read the second paragraph in my post @ 3.48am, you may have understood that 'labels' have no place, particularly at this point in time. It is the way of the heart that counts.

                    But a wayward heart has lost the guide and does not know the way home.

    • steveo

      I live in Arizona now, having grown up on the California coast. Every year we vacation at Pacific Beach in San Diego. This year the bird population was down by 90%. The seashore is normally filled with aquatic animals. This year there were none.
      When are we going to wake up to the fact that Fukushima radiation is killing the oceans? Why is Chernobyl a dead zone and humans are not allowed yet life is allowed at Fukushima" Radiation is deadly to humans. The media is complacent is hiding the truth from us. The extinction event is already underway.
      The question is this: when will humanity wake up to the fact that our fate is sealed unless we wake up and reclaim our future? It's up to us.

      • Sickputer

        steveo typed these pixels of light:

        "Why is Chernobyl a dead zone and humans are not allowed yet life is allowed at Fukushima"

        SP: Humans are "discouraged" in the Chernobyl zone, but only prohibited physically from a few miles around the new monster sliding dome they are building near the old disintegrating wreckage and temporary dome.

        Many Belarusians have filtered back into the larger outlying "dead zone" and live there quietly in the contamination. Why? They were tired of inadequate reparations and poor big city living conditions. The government officials (like in Japan) were and are very eager to take the relocated victims off the government dole. So they don't prevent them moving back to most of the dead zone. Most of these nuclear pilgrims are already dying of radiation-induced diseases so they don't care about additional risks from growing contaminated crops, eating contaminated animals or fish. Mad Max mutants…but happier to die in their homelands.

        • GOM GOM

          That is very informative. Thanks. Think I read that the young only live until about 30 yrs old.

        • bf9 bf9

          Chernobyl was WAY bigger than 99% of people who are even aware of the matter have been told. Belarus is completely toast, 80% of kids in the entire country have heart problems, also been largely covered up. Four out of five.

          Those who are in power, will do anything at all costs to stay in power. Even if that's burning the house down, pick an example throughout human history. The nuclear card is one on the very bottom of the card house.

      • 4Yahshua

        1~19~5996 (out of 6000) Martin Luther King Jr. Day in this "Twilight Zone Apocalypse"! Last Evil Days of "Manmean"!
        Yahshua Son of Yahweh Returns VERY SOON! Pray NOW to be
        SAVED and SEALED!Revelation 14:1 HalleluYah! Hebrew:"Praise Ye Yah!"

        steveo, YOU are so RIGHT! Sadly, I believe that
        "The DOOMSDAY CLOCK" struck "Midnight" on 3~11~2011. Yes, we will keep trying to WAKE UP HUMANITY! However, it is up to US to SAVE ourselves through our OWN actions and beliefs. Our homes must also be our arks!

        ETERNAL SURVIVAL BLESSINGS!

  • cosmic charlie cosmic charlie

    At this point there is nothing that can be done. Interesting that economies and ecosystems are crumbling simultaneously. Had some excellent Chilean Atlantic salmon the other evening. A Dog Point sauvignon blanc from NZ too. For an evening, was able to forget about reality.

  • Sam Sam

    Chilean Atlantic Salmon?—-I though Chile was on Pacific Ocean?
    Does Chile run Atlantic Salmon farms off Argentina or was it flown in from Chile
    from the South Atlantic. Would like to know as I miss eating the Pacific King Salmon.
    Been researching for fresh south atlantic fish for sale in Ca. so far still searching.

    • cosmic charlie cosmic charlie

      Good question sam. I swear that is what the label said.

    • davidh7426 davidh7426

      Technically Sam, it could come from either the Pacific or Atlantic as Chile does actually have an Atlantic coastline down in the Magallanes region in the Antarctic region of Chile.

      It consists of just a bay that is open to the Atlantic ocean, but that region is inhabited, and is one of Chile's main aquaculture regions.

      So in answer to your question… Yes, it really could be salmon that is raised/farmed in Chilean Atlantic waters.

    • dosdos dosdos

      In far southern Chile, el Estrecho de Magallanes (the Strait of Magellan) is an inlet to the Atlantic ocean that runs to the Pacific. These channels and fiords, fed by deep Pacific currents, are a prime area for salmon species from both the Atlantic and Pacific.

      • Sam Sam

        Frequently Asked Questions | Farmed And Dangerous
        … there are no legal commercial fisheries for Atlantic salmon and virtually all Atlantic salmon served in restaurants or sold in stores are farmed fish. … to produce one kilogram of farmed salmon. In Chile, … Why do most BC salmon farms raise Atlantic salmon and not native Pacific species?
        Search domain http://www.farmedanddangerous.orgfarmedanddangerous.org/salmon-farming-problems/frequently-asked-…More results

        I guess if you want to go and try to catch some wild atlantic salmon from South America , one
        would go on a fishing expedition trip out of Patagonia. All Atlantic Salmon sold commercially
        is farm raised either in Chile, Norway or in Alaska.

        • Sickputer

          +311 Sam 🙂

          You answered that "Atlantic" salmon question perfectly. Your post is an excellent and accurate explanation to a confusing part of fish marketing sleight of hand. Kudos!

  • Sam Sam

    Here is latest update about the Goo in San Francisco Bay shoreline affecting birds;

    "Update: The total number of birds contaminated with a mystery substance transported to us from the San Francisco Bay has now risen to 89, with 11 more en route this morning. 20 have died, though we are now having success in washing birds healthy enough to endure the wash process."

  • GOM GOM

    Animals don't 'just die'…
    My Dolphin pod, my family and me have headaches. When we breathe we often take in oil. Our lungs burn and we cough. The dispersants make us burn and blister. Our babies are dying and we cry.

    I used to jump through through the air at sunrise. Now I am too tired. The water has no oxygen.

    We are hungary as we search for food. The fish are mostly gone. The remaining taste like oil and chemicals.

    We are in great pain and suffering.

    I am that Dolphin dying in the Gulf of Mexico.

    I say goodbye now to the Earth. I am dizzy. I have chest pain. I am nauseous and weak. My liver and kidneys are failing as my red blood cells explode.

    I am blind from the chemicals. Gasping for air. I am dying.

    I breathe my last breath at sunset.

    Good-bye sweet Earth, and to my family and friends.

    I am silent as I float here in the oil stained waves..

    • In my opinion it is not just the radioactive contamination from Fukushima directly poisoning the sea, and causing the large die offs. It is a combination of interrelated factors. Everything is interconnected.

      The Toxicity multiplying effect.

      North Pacific Ocean water is now a mixture of toxic industrial chemicals washed out to sea during the tsunami, and a verity of Radioactive isotopes, not just Cesium, but also Tritium, Strontium, Americium, and Plutonium, etc.
      This added to the toxins that were already there.

      A single toxin in the environment can be a hazard, and maybe an organism's
      natural biological defense systems can deal with this effectively. If an
      organism has other toxins present radiological and chemical, to deal with at the same time, you get a biological toxicity multiplying effect. The human or animal defense systems becomes weaker the more toxins it
      has to deal with.

      Atmosphere damaged.

      Extreme UV levels are now being detected in both Northern and Southern Hemisphere, spring and summer. I am suggesting that the increase in Northern hemisphere UV has been caused by atmosphere damage from the large amount of ionizing radiation released into the Northern Hemisphere upper atmosphere, by the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.

      Extract:

      "Aquatic wildlife is particularly vulnerable Phytoplankton are at the start of the aquatic food chain, which account for 30 per cent of the world's intake of animal protein.

      • Phytoplankton productivity is restricted to the upper layer of the water where sufficient light is available. However, even at current levels, solar UV-B radiation limits reproduction and growth.

        A small increase in UV-B exposure could significantly reduce the size of plankton populations, which affects the environment in two ways. With less organic matter in the upper layers of the water, UV radiation can penetrate deeper into the water and affect more complex plants and animals living there. Solar UV radiation directly damages fish, shrimp, crab, amphibians and other animals during their early development.

        Pollution of the water by toxic substances may heighten the adverse effects of UV radiation, working its way up the food chain. Furthermore less plankton means less food for the animals that prey on them and a reduction in fish stocks, already depleted by overfishing."

        Weather Changes:

        A lot of Kryton-85 was released by the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.

        Extract:

        "The study shows that krypton-85 from nuclear fission enhances air ionization and, thus, interferes with the atmospheric-electrical system and the water balance of the earth atmosphere.

        • If Krypton-85 continues to increase, changes in such atmospheric processes and properties as atmospheric electric conductivity, ion current, the Earth's magnetic field, formation of cloud condensation nuclei and 57 aerosols, and frequency of lightning may result and thus disturb the Earth's heat balance and precipitation patterns."

          The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster is continuing:

          A 1992 German risk study of a NPP core melt down on the upper Rhine river concluded that.

          1. Strontium-90 levels would skyrocket, and reach a peak levels around 5,000 days later. Strontium-90 levels would then stay high for around another 40,000 days + !

          2. Cesium-137 would reach peak levels after 10,000 days.

          Interestingly, Tepco has has tried to implemented the counter measures suggested in this document, at the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster site. They have not had much success so far. (Note: that the charts in this document are log scale.)

          http://www.irpa.net/irpa8/cdrom/VOL.1/M1_97.PDF

          So if this study is correct, these increase will continue long into the future!

          We urgently need the whole world to focus on fixing the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe or all will be lost.

        • Sam Sam

          keep the info flowing on the bigger picture.
          we all value having all the moving pieces
          magnified so we do not loose sight of the
          forest for the just the weeds in the forest
          (troll consciousness)

      • We Not They Finally

        vital1, regarding UV-B radiation (UV-a being normal sunshine, UV-B being dangerous, damaging human skin, also scorching trees and the like,) radiation of course a likely caustive factor, though also possibly chemtrails, HAARP and the like.

        Dane Wigington (geoengineeringwatch.org) is specific that although it is claimed that UV-B is only 5% of the sunshine reaching us, it is now up to 60%! His focus is geoengineering and he doesn't look much at radiation (though he's somewhat aware,) bit he is keeping track of those percentages.

        Also note that UV-C radiation is gamma — like X-rays. Like if/when it gets that bad, you'll be bombarded by x-rays just from walking outdoors. Scary.

    • RaDiaTed JeWeLz RaDiaTed JeWeLz

      That's putting it mildly.

      That just made me cry. Now I can't stop. I feel so bad for what our race has done. We had no right. I wish there was something we could do to help alleviate their suffering; but those in charge will only make it worse.

      I can only imagine what they're going through.

    • name999 name999

      GOM…so horrible, unspeakable what we have done to the innocent living things on this planet.
      What we have done to ourselves.

      Something in me rebels against saying "we" as I have fought this ignorance for as long as I can remember being able to think and talk. I have alienated people for bringing this up in front of company, in public, in class, in bed, in writing and public media.

      I am proud that I have not shut up about this but in the final analysis, the flaw in humanity is bigger than
      our outcry. The power that moves this killing wins out. In some cosmic way that humans can't grasp I want to believe something can restore humanity but that seems so unlikely now…

      • GOM GOM

        Yes, unspeakable is the word of choice.
        I don't believe we will make it to 2020. We cannot live on a planet with no other life. The overwhelming evidence is an increase in decline, destruction, extinctions, climate..
        And, our very exsistence now requires the total enslavment of all other species of life. Humans, animals, plants, water, resources, even soil are harnessed for our needs.
        We are really good at ignoring the cause and effect of our actions. And now we ignore Fukushima, and it will destroy every living thing on Earth.
        I do not cry for humans..

        • name999 name999

          GOM, except for our children ad infinitum…this gets passed on at birth.

          • GOM GOM

            "With absolute certainty I can come to the conclusion that we have no fucking clue what is happening". ..Michio Kaku..
            He also stated how he "didn't know how" to tell his adult children they would probably die before 50.
            As for the "passed at birth", I agree. But..there will be a massive 'too late' awakening and the birth rate will only bring non-viable life. Compliments of massive planetary radiation.
            [we are seeing this already in the Gulf, sealife babies are more and more screwed up, dying at birth, moms with spontaneous abortions [dolphins] escalating.

  • Sickputer

    Thanks admin for the compilation. Except for the retired Canuck teacher the rest of the scientists surveyed still seem highly vested to keeping the public from commenting on the hairy ass of the naked Emperor.

    Blah, blah, blah from these government-vested windbags. Looking for imaginary splinters in their thumb when they have a poison dart in their eye.

    RIP sea stars, seals, seabirds, ad infinitum. Government scientists will stuff you and display your dead bodies in sparkling museums. Right next to the passenger pigeon.

  • norbu norbu

    "We may be on precipice of major extinction event” in marine wildlife" Well what do they expect? Dump all that shit in the Ocean and think it is going to be great? Geez, the animals are our canary in the coal mine, soon this [death] monster will creep on shore, if it has not already. Southern Hemisphere…HMMMM… might be time soon..this sucks. Thank you all here for your time and energy.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    from the articles above

    Bottom trawlers scraping large nets across the sea floor have already affected 20 million square miles of ocean, turning parts of the continental shelf to rubble.

    CSD; Twenty Million Square Miles!

    Mining operations, too, are poised to transform the ocean. Contracts for seabed mining now cover 460,000 square miles underwater, the researchers found, up from zero in 2000.

    almost Five Hundred Thousand Square Miles,…up from ZERO 15 years ago.

    This is the broad and intractable problem; Humans are OUT OF TOUCH with reality, they cant make the connection of CAUSE AND EFFECT. If you dump the largest quantity of the most poisonous stuff around into the ocean and ask them if this could impact the sea life, they are dumbfounded, or worse, pass you off as a conspiracy theorist…

    • or-well

      It aint Pa, Gramps & Unc. or ol' Forrest G. out in the family boat anymore and hasn't been for a LONG LONG time.
      Folks don't realise how destructive "fishing" is. It's more like marine stripmining of LIFE.
      Then there's "ghost" nets…

      http://www.ghostfishing.org/the-problem/

      http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/19353/icode/

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Bottom trawlers kill just about everything, scraping everything off the seafloor where they are dragged. A lot of the fish die from rapid decompression. Anything not being fished for is considered "trash fish" or just trash. It's thrown back into the ocean.

      Sea life treated like worthless trash.

      Disgusting.

      • melting mermaid melting mermaid

        We really don't deserve to survive as a species, do we? Why are we so different from the millions of species we have carelessly sent into oblivion? We are just modified monkeys with a penchant for violence and destruction. I hang my head in shame for how mankind has treated this planet and it's inhabitants and each other. What is wrong with us? We could have done so much better and now it's probably too late to make ammends. Probably wouldn't if we could. No one I have ever spoken to in real life gives a shit. It's all so terribly depressing. Poor earth. Poor anything that happens to run across our stupid, selfish, arrogant, careless species. We will eat you or kill you for fun, or money. Sorry to be so down on MLK day… I have a dream that little boys and little girls can live in harmony with nature and be taught to care about living things and each other, that would be nice…I know the news here is depressing, but I'm thankful for all the people here that do care about these heinous course of events. Y'all are the salt of earth, whatever that means. What little hope I have for the future of mankind I get from here. Sending y'all all the peace and love I can muster and the poor fish, too.

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          It's very tough to comprehend or even understand how things spun so far out of control, but it is a taught by others mental state and condition, and I am afraid it likely will be terminal for our planet's inhabitants. This guy gets it though! 🙂 Enjoy!
          http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2880943/Will-brings-beats-breaking-news-interactive-new-music-video-track-World-Crazy.html

          • melting mermaid melting mermaid

            Yesterday one of my friends said she wanted to move to California again and I said, I wouldn't move there because of Fukushima and she said she didn't care about that kind of stuff, so I told her the real estate prices will probably drop soon. Lucky her. I can only shake my head in wonder. I'm a known conspiracy theorist so nobody listens to me.

            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              This is a numbers game now and not all will be negatively affected, but many, many, will be. Not sure there is any safe place to go these days, since this Nuclear waste/poison via fallout/mining/meltdown/ improper storage/medical practice has been spread worldwide since 1945! 🙁

              • melting mermaid melting mermaid

                So what do you think of packing up and moving to the southern hemisphere. Just a waste of time? I'm on the rail about it. But have an excellent opportunity to go. Cognitive dissonance is making me crazy. It's like I'm living in a couple different realities. Ah, motherhood in the fallout era. I have to pretend everything is hunky dory at home and work, while I contain my inner panic. It's exhausting.

                • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                  Not sure packing up and heading south will help much, since this Fukushima disaster has been moving worldwide in the Jet stream every 40 days or so. The initial explosions were massive and released tons of radioactivity into the atmosphere. We all surely have some of it in us by now. 🙁

                  I have posted the videos of the 2053 bomb tests and blasts and many were conducted in and affected the Southern Hemisphere atmosphere too and most of the surface waters. They are also doing a great deal of uranium mining in the Southern Hemisphere too.

                  So I guess when you look at disease and cancer rates they seem to be increasing now worldwide exponentially both in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. No where to run or hide it seems. We have no clue where this Nuclear crap is located or even what it is in whether our food, air, water or consumable goods which are now shipped worldwide.

                  Purely a numbers game now!

                  Stock has the right idea in finding a patch of land and crossing ones fingers that it has not been hit directly by what is still comithing this way.

                  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

                    But, what about ww3? I feel eventually, because of our bat shit crazy leaning foreign policy the homeland is going to be invaded. And in an all out kind of way. But then we're on the Beach anyway,anywhere we are. This is where benevolent aliens would come in handy.

                    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

                      What about nuclear winter followed by nuclear summer? Good gravy, don't tptb ever think things through? I'm with you ispc. I really need to go to therapy with you. God help us all.

        • sayonara kitty sayonara kitty

          i agree melting mermaid, except for one thing. i would wager the taxpayers of this country have bought and paid for technologies that might help, problem is they need to be liberated from the inbred elites that run the circus.

        • name999 name999

          melting, we are real and we feel it with you.

        • 4Yahshua

          1~19~5996 (out of 6000) Last Evil Days of "Manmean"!

          melting, I FEEL how you FEEL. However, we ARE NOT the ONES causing the DAMAGE! I REFUSE to identify myself with THEM!
          And, we are NOT "modified monkeys" but creatures made in the image of the Almighty:

          "And Elohim created man in His image, in the image of Elohim created He him; male and female created He him."
          Genesis 1:27 Holy Name Bible

          The BIBLE = Best Instructions Before Leaving Earth!
          Reading it also gives me HOPE.

          By our OWN actions we CAN show those around us, including children, that we really DO CARE.

          ETERNAL SURVIVAL BLESSINGS!

        • ISPC

          Yes. melting mermaid. TY.

          "We really don't deserve to survive as a species, do we?"~mm

          I need to go to treatment. I'm serious this time.

          Peace

          • ISPC

            Yes. melting mermaid. I would say that if the Human Race can survive, then it deserves to survive. Survival may hinge upon the decisions the Human Race makes, and the course that it takes, even as we discuss it here today.

            It is clear that Radioactive Contamination, and the resultant, Cancer, Mutations, and Immune System Destruction is the biggest threat Mankind faces. It is the greatest travesty of Mankind for there to be a threat as great as Fukushima, and for the governments to not only fail to offer assistance to the people, but actually hide the facts of the danger, as well as to carry on as if nothing is wrong with the air, food, and water.

            It seems to me that being here, listening, and learning, and knowing the truth may put us in the best position to influence the future. In time we will wake others to the danger, and teach them what we know. In time there may be enough voices, and enough knowledge to shut down the industries that are destroying the Earth and Life upon it.

            It may be that whether the Human Race Survives, or not, depends on what WE do today. In our hearts, we still want to live our dreams, and give our children a chance to live their dreams too. I think that is our fate. It is not too late for us, or the Human Race, but change, monumental change, is required. That change has already begun within each of us.

            Peace

            • melting mermaid melting mermaid

              Sorry, I get a bit unhinged lately. The bottom trawling kind of pushed me over the edge. My friend from Chile was just telling me how expensive fish is there and they are all coastline. And that the corporations were, basically what Hotators said. Killing everything. Even with extinction events going on they still have no respect for the ocean that feeds them. It's just disheartening. My hope waxes and wanes like the moon. Current events have made it wane.

  • Cisco Cisco

    Duh…"It's the radiation, stupid"! SSDD

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      SSDD…super surreptitiously deceitful dumb-asses….or what does that mean anyway? Im not up on my bloggers acro

      • Sickputer

        Well, your version has merit and the US feds have 10 different meaning for SSDD, but in Usenet and colloquial lore SSDD stands for:

        Same Sh*t Different Day

        We have heard those lame ass excuses by scientists and nucleoapes for 70 years. Their predecessor's crazed embrace for all things nuclear was passed down through the generation.

        Our departed Houstonian BD himself admitted (on the other forum I cited yesterday) he worked on the Atoms for Peace gas exploration project where they used atomic bombs during natural gas fracking. That turned out rather badly for humanity. To his credit he did flame the nuclear village at times on Enenews with enthusiasm. 😉

        • byron byron

          OH, what about Single Sided Double Density. 🙂 as in 1 point of pro-nuke view and twice as dense. 🙂 means they can't make the cut as human beings. 🙂 (old floppy disk user here)

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

          I strongly suspect BD never did all the things he claimed.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

            I couldn't find the comments at:
            http://www.cnbc.com/id/101934384

            • Sickputer

              SP: Try this link anne:

              "John01235 Bill Duff
              5 months ago
              Do you work for the oil/gas industry, Bill?

              Bill Duff: The horizontal wells have minimal potential for polluting any fresh groundwater reservoirs, relative to the older vertical wells, PARTICULARLY when prudently CASED and Cemented.

              I worked on USA Atomic Energy Commission (now DOE) shale oil projects where Fracking was accomplished by means of Hydrogen bmbs; which was ALSO potentially somewhat 'pollutin"

              http://www.cnbc.com/id/101934384#comment-1554689065

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                TY, Sickputer. I finally found the comments. No script wasn't showing any comments, and I had everything so enlarged, I didn't see the right hand side of the screen. I might look at the comments sometime if I ever have the time.

                My understanding is that they are using depleted uranium charges in the fracking process at the present. The place in Western Colorado where they used an atomic bomb for gas exploration years ago is still extremely radioactive and all the natural gas there also. I think it was near Rifle, CO, as I remember. The gas companies want to pipe this extremely radioactive natural gas into our homes, but I will have to search to find out the latest decision.

                • Sickputer

                  Yes, you are correct. The nuclear fracking test near Rifle, Colorado was named Rio Blanco and it happened in May 1973.

                  Mind boggling article in 2012 by Derek Mead cited below detailing the insanity and lies by the American government's insane nuclear ideas.

                  Chief loony among the nucleoapes was Dr. Edward Teller (later used as the inspiration for the insane Dr. Strangelove in the movie of the same name).

                  It is hard to read the deception and nuclear crimes of deceptive US officials without feeling a surge of anger. But we must keep our cool because the news of their lies must be told to stop them or humans will soon be as extinct as the passenger pigeon.

                  http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/the-u-s-s-insane-attempt-to-build-a-harbor-with-a-two-megaton-nuclear-bomb

      • Sickputer

        The nucleoapes do spin some outrageous stories up there in the Northwest…abd beyond. 🙂

        Now offtopic… Why in heck did they replace a domed stadium with a dreary rainy madhouse in Seattle? Talk about crapping away home field advantage!

        And all that strontium-90 raining down on the crowd and players alike. That's breaking one of the cardinal rules for the Nuclear Age: Stay out of the rain!

        • bowling

          Kudos to the stadium comment. that. stadium was built on the backs of the poor with sky high lodging taxes. good ol paul allen who finanaced pandoras promise and has lymphoma. pulled that nasty trick. allen. and gates are not even in seattle anymore. last time.i was at golden gardens beach 2 month ago it was just dead. no birds, no bugs no nothing just the buzz of death. most neighborhoods in saettle taken over by crows.

          • Sickputer

            Well I guess Paul Allen won't taking his yacht to Tonga to escape nuclear-induced cancer.

            But I did just witness a miracle on that rainy football field. Wow! Seattle Seahawks were dead men 10 minutes ago…now they are tied 22-22.

            Amazing game! On to a Fallout Age Overtime!

        • name999 name999

          sickputer…nice to get excited about something in the moment like a
          game or a meal or seeing a deer or beautiful bird in the sky, someone smiling, a warm bed.

          Not wanting to miss any of that now.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    by the time scientists, public and leaders sense that their cavalier confidence in superiority and insulation from the environment is misplaced, it will be too late for them. This is one of the disappointments; I wont be able to say "I told you so"

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      SoCal has an opportunity awaiting them.
      If the people(government) can just say no to a land hijack.

      They can walk down to the beach, and say not just no, but HELL NO!!

      Light a bonfire under SCE's ass, and get some attention.
      OR
      They can live with 4500tons of death darts, planted at the oceans edge, living on borrowed time.

      If you do not fight, you will go quietly into the night.

      Areva and AEHI are gone for now from my backyard.
      They will be back.
      And we will fight.

  • We Not They Finally

    “We are setting ourselves up in the oceans to replay the process of wildlife Armageddon that we engineered on land.”

    What? What is he talking about EXACTLY? "We" engineered a "wildlife Armageddon on land"? "We," "engineered" and also past tense? A) Is he saying that animal species have been going extinct at an "Armageddon" level and rate (unreported in the news, obviously); and by "we" does he mean industrial civilization, randomly, via prolonged recklessness, or some more coordinated effort?

    It's a WEIRD statement. Someone either explain, defuse, or debunk this one, please.

  • 😐

    Habitat destruction… 🙁

    "The small holes will become big holes…"
    – from UCSB’s video

    Fukushima is a a VERY BIG HOLE and it continues to get bigger.

    Marine Defaunation
    from UC Santa Barbara
    2015/01/13
    http://vimeo.com/116684867

    If we don't FIX the holes, they will get bigger.

    The HOLES, to name a few, in the Nuclear game plan are Fukushima's MELTDOWNS and ALL NPPs located near any ocean.

    Oceans are predicted to rise. Coastal NPP's will be at even greater risk.

    • Ness Ness

      Oceans won't rise, that is a myth. Oceans react primarily to gravity and it is gravity that causes changes in sea levels. Look at the planet from this perspective: http://www.asu.cas.cz/~bezdek/vyzkum/rotating_3d_globe/figures/rotating_3d_globe_Geoid_height_EGM2008_nmax500_px0650_angle360_fps1_BlueWhiteOrangeRed.gif

      That is the planet as measured by the GRACE satellites and the European gravity sats, GOCE.

      If i were you i'd worry about idiots about to start a nuclear war with Russia. If you ever wanted to see a fast breeder at work, in case of such a war watch the plant at Zaporozhye, Ukraine.

      • Sam Sam

        Yes Ness, there are many things to worry about out there
        regarding all things Nuclear. What worries you the most?
        Lets get real. No math equations for solutions. no quick
        technological solutions for plutonium.

        • Ness Ness

          Fukushima. It is a nightmare.

          • Ness Ness

            And there is a real solution. But it will cost a hell of a lot of money, and effort, and it will be hard to find workers to build the pipe at F. because you'd have to be suicidal or kamikaze to do it. But it can be done, and it all starts with the right equations – the right understanding of how this stuff behaves instead of ignorant guessing, trial and huge, incomprehensible error. I'm not a dreamer Sam. I'm not talking BS either. It can be done.

            And Pu can and will disappear if it can be sped up to the speed of light and beyond its limit, so its tail and its mass can be separated in equal and opposite halves. This isn't even new knowledge. The nuclear mafia has been 'losing' small amounts of Pu for quite a while, to their great sorrow. Because they *needed* bombs, not 'magically' disappearing stuff, to throw around.

            • Ness Ness

              The point is, you don't want it to come back with doubling times instead of halving times. And for that you must release the tail, not contain it. That is dangerous because the tail is lethal, and everything caught in it will die instantly. But the tail has the speed of light/is invariant so it will leave the atmosphere without spreading the radiation provided the pipe is build so that the beam sticks together. I'm talking an immensely HUGE pipe. With a base that contains the entire plant.

              • Angela_R

                "And Pu can and will disappear if it can be sped up to the speed of light and beyond its limit, so its tail and its mass can be separated in equal and opposite halves"

                sounds like you have in mind a hadron collider, or a variant of it….

                • The problem remains if even that process could be proven to work.. how to process the entire ocean, all land masses and the whole atmosphere through a Hadron collider to get rid of radioactive contaminants like plutonium?

                  Plus, what does it cost to process even 1 pound of dirt?

                  • Ness Ness

                    These particles – waves – have a homing device. They try to go back to their point of origin but the loop is broken. If there is a spot on the planet where they can leave, eventually – after causing extreme havoc in all living creatures – they will take the easy way out through that pipe. It should work like a magnet. If the particles cannot get there because gravity locks them in their locations the entire polluted mass must be brought to F. for disposal. Starting with fuel and the spent fuel of course.

                • Ness Ness

                  NO. It is really just a pipe, to modulate the beam – the waste product. Colliding is what brought us to this misery. I'm talking definite separation, not definite collission.

                  • weeman

                    Would it not be easier to put the PU were it came from the centre of the earth, as it is the heaviest element?

                    • Ness Ness

                      It didn't come from there, that's the problem, weeman. Humans created it and humans must dispose of it, and quickly too. Btw i am very good at solving puzzles. But that is also the limit of my abilities. When seen from the perspective of a puzzle, this solution is not too difficult. But when it comes to the physical execution of the solution, i'm absolutely nowhere. We need an army of experts to figure out if it can be done this way!

                    • weeman

                      I am confused, PU exists naturally, maybe not as concentrated?
                      Do you mean it comes from dead stars?
                      On earth and nature it is contained at core of a plant and only gets to surface from volcanic activity or meteorite etc.
                      Natures containment and shielding, the earths crust?
                      Please enlighten the masses or just the Weeman don't get it.
                      I am a man of many questions, most I can't answer.

                    • Ness Ness

                      It exists naturally in very, very tiny amounts weeman, because it can be coughed up by magma or lave from the planet's deeper layers. But it is created in reactors by shooting neutrons into the core of isotopes of uranium. Check this site: http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/094.240/index2.full.html

                      Reverse the direction of the arrow; you can see that if you add an 'alpha' to uranium-236 it will morph into plutonium. This is not really how it is done – you don't just 'add an alpha' – but it gives you an idea how Pu is created out of uranium.

                    • weeman

                      You are attempting to reverse engineer, if so I like it.
                      PU still exists on earth and we should always look to nature to see how it deals with i, no?

                    • Ness Ness

                      Nature deals with it by decay Weeman. Decay of very tiny amounts of Pu isn't the problem here. It's the decay of enormous, insane amounts of Pu killing everything in the vicinity and spitting out radiation over enormous periods of time we face unless a solution is found to get rid of the hellish stuff. There is no way to put it back in hell unless you want to throw it in a vulcano but no one can guarantee that the bloody stuff will SINK.
                      Here's a sort of explanation on how Pu is formed: https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/how-does-neutron-absorption-turn-uranium-into-plutonium.500868/

                    • weeman

                      You can't say that your idea will work either.
                      In the core of the earth there must be a layer? That has concentrated PU, yes or no, question I don't know?, let gravity and mass, etc do its thing?
                      I agree total with your premise and that is why I am here and understand that.
                      Never put all your eggs in one basket, options are always welcome.
                      You must agree that both systems need to be explored further?

                    • Ness Ness

                      The core of the planet is said to consist of an iron-nickel alloy, which i think is an expression of idiocy on the part of pseudo scientists. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_core

                      Gravity will not work here. This corium mass is invariant, which means it doesn't give a **** about gravity – it has no WEIGHT in the very real sense of the word for gravity to catch hold of.

                      It will sink a bit when it eats through layers of concrete and whatever is underneath – not because of the corium but because of the accompanying mass it has attracted/is eating that does have weight – but it won't go down deep enough to save us from the constant pollution.

                      Fuel thrown into a vulcano might not sink precisely for the same reason. But in small amounts, so that it cannot go critical it may work. Though the direction of motion in a vulcano is up, not down, and you don't want the vulcano to spit it all back into your face :S

                  • Angela_R

                    This Ness?
                    "In 2010 a group from Terra Power applies for the patent EP 2324480 A1 following WO2010019199A1 "Heat pipe nuclear fission deflagration wave reactor cooling" where in order to be accepted calls the traveling or singular wave "deflagration" as it is moving with about 1-4 inch per year, and introduces the heat pipe cooling already applied in space reactors built at LANL and INL since 2000, or even earlier, using the flaws and weaknesses of USPTO. No TWR has yet been constructed, but in 2006, Intellectual Ventures launched a subsidiary named TerraPower, LLC to model and commercialize a working design of such a reactor, which has since come to be called a "traveling-wave reactor".

                    TerraPower has developed TWR designs for low- to medium- (300 MWe) as well as high-power (~1000 MWe) generation facilities.[7] Bill Gates featured TerraPower in his 2010 TED talk.[8]

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traveling_wave_reactor

                    • Ness Ness

                      Noooooooo omg i didn't know the gung-ho idiots had even seen this possibility! Oh they know much more then they let us know..

                      "Kirk Sorensen of Flibe Energy has criticized the TWR as "a particularly difficult implementation" of the fast breeder reactor, which he characterizes as "already hard to build in the first place." As well, he has emphasized the enormous difficulties and risks associated with the eventual nuclear decommissioning of a TWR reactor.[16]"

                      I can tell you all right now that such a reactor can NEVER be *decommissioned*.

                      A simple pipe – well, simple in comparison to this TWR – is not a reactor at all, it is an anti-reactor, if you get my drift.

              • AirSepTech AirSepTech

                So you are talking of a 'pipe' about 8000 mi in diameter?

                • Ness Ness

                  The plant at Fukushima cannot possibly be that big? The base should contain the entire plant, not the entire island lol – it must be big enough to erect a sturdy and very tall pipe that doesn't sway. That is not easy to accomplish. It has never been done before.

                  • AirSepTech AirSepTech

                    Damn, I need more coffee or better glasses or both.
                    I read PLANET. F-me, time to loosen the tinhat.

                    So a pipe, several km in diameter over the PLANT.

                    To provide something a kin to the Bernoulli
                    effect? With a HC as a power source, sort of

                    • Ness Ness

                      No need for a power source – we are talking tons of fuel allowed to go critical, but absolutely NOT more than critical or the mass will start breeding. It is very, extremely tricky business. But criticality will be achieved at F no matter what. You can pour an ocean on those coriums and you will still not be able to tame the beast – at some point it *will* rear its ugly head again, just like it does in Tchernobyl.

                      As for Bernoulli, i think this is a bit beyond any fluid or gas. But the law might apply to molten Pu though i doubt it; it is in anomalous state, plasma. You'd have to ask a real nuclear physicist. I only have superficial knowledge – i understand how it works in an abstract sense, but no more than that. I'm a mathematician, not an engineer.

                    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

                      "As for Bernoulli, i think this is a bit beyond any fluid or gas"

                      How so? It excels at solids as well. Are we not talking 'particles'.

                      Grain elevators galore enjoy the tech.
                      A shitty broke reactor deserves whatever we can employ.

                    • Ness Ness

                      These particles are invariant. Normal laws of nature do not apply anymore – you'd have to apply laws of quantum dynamics. Here's the opposite of extreme heat:
                      http://www.nature.com/news/quantum-gas-goes-below-absolute-zero-1.12146
                      At this point the gas becomes a Bose-Einstein condensate : http://www.nature.com/news/quantum-gas-goes-below-absolute-zero-1.12146

                      But opposites attract and i bet the same QM principle holds for extreme heat or going beyond the limits of thermal motion, as Pu so obviously does when it melts – and contracts at the same time instead of expanding like normal fluids do.

                    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

                      I think there may be something in this, but it requires multi 'Q' disciplines to mingle.

                      It becomes like a zoo with no cages.
                      Add money and pressure and it is like a hungry, no cage ZOO. It was my world, but I am now free.

                      I must exit stage right for the moment.
                      Interesting thoughts

                    • Angela_R

                      "we are talking tons of fuel allowed to go critical,"

                      Ness, you're kidding, right?

                    • Ness Ness

                      No i'm not. As i said it is very tricky business indeed because there are tons of fuel in those coriums that will achieve criticality no matter what; it's better to have a means to control the damned process and to get RID of those 'travelling waves' by modulating them into a pipe than to just let those coriums do as they please, creating traveling waves just like in a TWR and actually eating any matter to sustain the reaction. Because that is what an out-of-control corium IS: a TWR. Without containment. I'm afk for a while.

                    • Angela_R

                      Three or more cores have already melted down, I gather they have taken up residence in the Pacific ocean.

                      So you are proposing to bring the remaining cores to 'controlled' criticality

                      perhaps you are not aware that a pipe will not hold gamma rays. Also a pipe is open at two ends. I gather the out of containment coriums exited through the floor, then burrowed down into the ground.

                      "Because of the gamma ray's penetrating power and ability to travel great distances, it is considered the primary hazard to the general population during most radiological emergencies. In fact, when the term "radiation sickness" is used to describe the effects of large exposures in short time periods, the most severe damage almost certainly results from gamma radiation."

                      http://www.epa.gov/radiation/understand
                      /gamma.html#emission

                    • Ness Ness

                      The coriums are underneath or half inside the reactor vessels, they haven't migrated sideways, and if they move much it will be straight down.

                      They already go critical, periodically, and increasingly because they create their own neutron soup that not just sustains the reaction but aggravates it in every bit of fuel and spent fuel in the vicinity.

                      They spit out gamma rays like a machine gun, all of the time, critical or not, uncontrolled, by decay. What i am suggesting is to control those emissions and those chain reactions by releasing the light it creates in a smart way – that will end the chain reaction immediately and finish off any Pu used or produced in that particular mass in chain reaction permanently. That is why this is an 'anti-reactor'.

                      But once it's built, it can be used to destroy even more fuel of course, once the coriums are treated untill they've become 'decommissioned' harmless lumps of rubbish.

                      The pipe has just 1 end. Chimney is the word i should have used, sorry. Of course the chimney must be made of material that blocks radiation, but when built in the right shape, radiation inside will not scatter but will go straight up and out in the form of a beam of light.

                      But i think AirSep understands the concept for which i am very grateful; i'll leave it to the experts to work out a way to use it, if possible 🙂
                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_ray#Shielding

                  • Sam Sam

                    My dog tells me to take him for a walk
                    and stop reading this theoretical
                    Leonardo DaVinci reincarnation stuff
                    on how to capture and sequester
                    plutonium. He just want to smell
                    things close to the ground. He is
                    truly grounded. Long live the nose.

                • Ness Ness

                  The height and the form of the pipe must be calculated. I'm not the person to ask. For that you need an army of experts from different disciplines – structural engineers to start with.

            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              No solution and never will be a viable solution, since another "Rattle Trap" Manmade Nuclear Reactor Machine will blow up and/or melt down about every 7 to 10 years.

              Unless you are willing to shut down all these Nuclear Rattle Traps worldwide right now and ban the technology right now worldwide..there is no solution ever. 🙁

              The problem will only grow larger and spread/expand further/deeper into all the Earth's crevices and then be taken up by all the biological life residing of this planet.. 🙁

              A grown up decision needs to be made and very soon..shut them all down! 🙂

              • Ness Ness

                This is not a reactor. Its a garbage bin. If it works as i expect it to work all nuclear fuel can be gotten rid of. Pu should never ever appear on the surface of the planet again, and it can take all the &*%&#! spoiled uranium with it. A nuclear reaction – a chain reaction – is a warp drive, to be used in space only, and an incredibly dangerous and stupid way to boil water.

              • Ness Ness

                Such an installation will DISPOSE fuel, not create it or keep it. Building and using it would mean the mafia's sacred and costly fuel will be GONE. Gone forever. And that's why they refuse. They don't want to part from their sacred toys and their *cheap and clean* form of energy.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

        Nuclear energy is causing the oceans to rise at an ever increasing rate.

        Figure 1. Global Average Absolute Sea Level Change, 1880 – 2013
        • …”After a period of approximately 2,000 years of little change (not shown here), global average sea level rose throughout the 20th century, and the rate of change has accelerated in recent years. 1 When averaged over all the world’s oceans, absolute sea level increased at an average rate of 0.06 inches per year from 1880 to 2012 (see Figure 1). Since 1993, however, average sea level has risen at a rate of 0.11 to 0.12 inches per year—roughly twice as fast as the long-term trend.
        • “Relative sea level rose along much of the U.S. coastline between 1960 and 2013, particularly the Mid-Atlantic coast and parts of the Gulf coast, where some stations registered increases of more than 8 inches (see Figure 2). Meanwhile, relative sea level fell at some locations in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. At those sites, even though absolute sea level has risen, land elevation has risen more rapidly.
        • “While absolute sea level has increased steadily overall, particularly in recent decades, regional trends vary, and absolute sea level has decreased in some places. 2 Relative sea level also has not risen uniformly because of regional and local changes in land movement and long-term changes in coastal circulation patterns….”
        http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/indicators/oceans/sea-level.html

      • That is a nice Earth graphic.

        We'll be finding out soon enough if it's a myth.

        Current stats show it has been rising for a while.
        http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-sea-level-rise/

        "Scientific research indicates sea levels worldwide have been rising at a rate of 0.14 inches (3.5 millimeters) per year since the early 1990s." – NG

        "…cities, like Venice, Italy, and even whole islands [are] at risk of being claimed by the ocean." – NG

        Reasons as to 'why' may vary. The fact that oceans are rising and will most likely continue to rise seems clear to me.

      • We Not They Finally

        Wars are fought for resources and/or power, usually both. Creating a war with Russia would be adding, likely, a twisted "survival" scenario. The Russian get the world off the U.S. petrodollar, and the U.S. economy goes down.

        But that is still not directly about humans, their health or survivability. That always seems to come in last, or there would not be "idiots" thinking of a provoked war with Russia.

        As usual, wrong priorities in the wrong order on behalf of huge interests which just do not happen to be US.

      • PurpleRain PurpleRain

        wow. very cool. Thanks for sharing that.

      • All of the ice melting off of Greenland land mass, no change?

        All of the ice melting off of Antarctic land mass, no change?

        All of the glaciers melting globally, no change?

        Just a minor shift in gravity?

        Hmmmm, and where are the links to prove this theory?

        Animated Version; Decline Of Arctic Polar Sea Ice 1979-2013 – NOVA Extreme Ice Documentary
        http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/01/animated-version-decline-of-arctic-sea.html

      • name999 name999

        ness, the oceans are overtaking coastlines all over the world. This is well known and easily
        researched.

  • TimV

    So NOW is the time for Manhattan Project!!!
    If a ALL people response does not happen –
    we deserve what we get.
    This is a very disturbing picture of reality,
    we must face this no matter the end results.

  • TimV

    If you want you can change reality to-
    HUMANITY.

  • Piff this is easy , the radiation disposition washes back to the coast lines and the ocean brings a new plume every day after the first 45 days . Now we never seen a full meltdown of a reactor before . Chernobyl was one third the size of any of the Fukushima three 100 percent melted reactors .And Chernobyl was a 30 percent meltdown that killed over a million . Unit 3 at Fukushima was Mox fuel , its considered 2 million times worst than any other reactor on earth . That makes unit 3 eighteen million times worst than Chernobyl . Those elements killed the basic of the food chain because they can,t bio accumulate and killed the nursery of the ocean the tidal pools and tidal zones . They are missing same as the 300 plus species of migratory and residential birds because they use to feed in the tidal zones . When you knock out the basic of the food chain ummm yeaaa .

  • name999 name999

    Dana Durnford, OK, this is my second message because somehow the first one got lost…
    Your courage and love of our great oceans and all the native life of our oceans gives me hope more
    in life itself than in the survival of our ocean life and waters.

    I hope things can turn around but I don't see how.

    The deniers show up here and claim Fukushima was nothing, no problemo, these alarmist nuts are saying the oceans are dying, but they are all fine!

    Truly, you are a singular voice of sanity for many of us. Heartbreaking, can't believe it, what we are doing.

  • 2015 – 81% Of Tuna Died In Just A Few Months – Tokyo Aquarium Reports Massive Tuna Death Rate In Tokyo Sea Life Park
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/01/2015-81-of-tuna-died-in-just-few-months.html

  • GOM GOM

    Tokyo, Japan, 26 May 2011
    Greenpeace Research aboard The Rainbow Warrior
    Seaweed radiation 50Xs normal limits.. Japanese authorities claim radiation "dispersed or diluted".
    Marine life including fish, shellfish and seaweed OUTSIDE Japans territorial 12 mile waters: high levels of radioactive iodine and radioactive caesium.
    "Contamination continues to spread over great distances despite what authorities are saying. Radioactivity
    is not dispersing but accumulating instead in marine life".

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Sick and dying sea life is a clear sign something is very wrong. Only a matter of time til it's known worldwide.

    • Dick Shenary

      Even if it becomes recognized worldwide that the oceans are in trouble, the "r" word (radiation) was not spoken at all in the UC SB video. Ocean acidification is considered our biggest problem. I wonder if the > billion dollar a year contract to manage LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory) is causing some, shall we say, caution of expression. The following is rarely discussed in the media and the UC system publicity department: "The University of California has run Los Alamos National Lab since the lab was created in 1943. But a series of safety, security, and financial problems in the past two years cast doubt on the university’s ability to manage the lab, and the DOE decided to put the contract out for a competitive bid." The problem is no one wants to say anything at all that will jeopardize a seventy-four year old gravy train. This is what we get when we allow the government to control our universities. We get scientific pabulum at the time we need our best thinkers the most.

  • Igmz Igmz

    Is it Any wonder…?

    http://cryptome.org/eyeball/daiichi-npp3/daiichi-photos3.htm

    Old pics but good reminder that all they did was slap some band aids on it. There Is NO way this is in any way, not completely fubar.

  • rogerthat

    '' it might be helpful to find the cause before all the creatures are gone.''

    – you think?

  • rogerthat

    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201501190050

    TEPCO racing against time to process 280,000 tons of tainted water at Fukushima plant
    January 19, 2015

    – The incredible disappearing water trick. Where it goes, nobody knows.

  • rogerthat

    Lawsuit-leery opponents drop restart petition against reactors in Kagoshima
    KYODO
    JAN 18, 2015

    KAGOSHIMA – Some of the people seeking a court injunction to halt the restart of Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s nuclear plant in the town of Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, have dropped their petitions, their lawyers said.

    Around 10 of the 23 people who sought the injunction last May have decided not to proceed after learning that the utility could sue them for massive damages, the lawyers said Saturday…

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/18/national/some-residents-drop-petition-to-halt-restart-of-sendai-reactors-in-kagoshima/#.VL0C9UJB-S0

  • rogerthat

    Reuters

    Global nuclear decommissioning cost seen underestimated, may spiral
    Mon Jan 19, 2015

    …The International Energy Agency (IEA) said late last year that almost 200 of the 434 reactors in operation around the globe would be retired by 2040, and estimated the cost of decommissioning them at more than $100 billion.

    But many experts view this figure as way too low, because it does not include the cost of nuclear waste disposal and long-term storage and because decommissioning costs – often a decade or more away – vary hugely per reactor and by country…

    "The IEA estimate is, without question, just a figure drawn out of the air. The reality is, the costs are quite phenomenal," said Paul Dorfman, honorary senior research associate at the Energy Institute, University College London…

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/19/nuclear-decommissioning-idUSL6N0UV2BI20150119

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    3.1 Fountain, Colorado…shallow.

    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=seism_index&rid=455940

    Adjacent ..under the military base..
    Kinda interesting..

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    TEPCO racing against time..
    Sure…

    TEPCO racing against time to process 280,000 tons of tainted water at Fukushima plant
    Jan 19 2015

    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201501190050

    • Sickputer

      "TEPCO is under no legal obligation to keep its promise with Abe."

      SP: Au contraire mon frere! 🙂

      You made a pact with Mr. Super Suave Olympian City Obtainer and by Fuku you will deliver on the promise! >;~>

      Don't make a liar of the century out of Abe! He promised the 2020 Olympic Committee no water was leaking into the Pacific! And you guys can't handle a few thousand 10,000 year toxic water towers?

      What is it with your lame ass promises by top TEPCO officials? I think you guys should start sharpening your little tantos!

      On second thought… You would dishonor the tradition of seppuku. Please redeem your honor by having the top 100 TEPCO executives go to Fukushima Daiichi and spend one year working on the water tank pollution. No slackers now! 🙂

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    And then ..a braintard from Fukushima is going to Hanford.
    Hanford gets the 'hand-me-downs'

    U.S. nuclear cleanup specialist goes from Hanford to Fukushima
    Jan 17 2015

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article7119749.html

    • Sickputer

      Matt McCormick actually goes to the nuclear hellhole and works there. But he says he feels safe with his protective clothing. I highly doubt he is safe. But I am glad he is dedicated to the containment efforts. Need ten million more like him at Daiichi.

      Send in the top 100 TEPCO scientists and 100 TEPCO top executives for a year. Let's hear what they report back.

      Oh…afraid to go? Explain why to the world.

  • curly

    Why is everything dying? You don't need a PhD to figure it out! Just stand at a busy intersection with freshly laid, thick chemtrails overhead and breath deeply. Everyone in a hurry. Better go as soon as the light turns green. Shop at Safeway and save at the pump. Don't get in the way of all those beautiful high tech pieces of metal crap spewing poison all over each other as they race to get some where they probably don't want to be anyway. Don't question it—just put the petal down and go. Weeeeeeeeeeee.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    If everything is dying we humans are next and some people are set up to make a fortune! 🙁

    Who makes $2083.00 to watch people sleep? These doctors/staff should be thrown in jail! 🙂
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2916515/Man-tryst-girlfriend-natural-spring-trekking-desert-heart-attack-moments-later-airlifted-hospital-given-250-000-bill-gets-dumped.html

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    That's $2083.00 per hour! 🙁

  • Sickputer

    Japanese scientists have been studying cesium-137 "contaminants" in fish for decades. They know plenty about the role of nuclear leakage into waters long before Fukushima blew up.

    Take this 1983 study of radiation in goby fish for example:

    https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/suisan1932/50/3/50_3_481/_pdf

    SP: Spurred by the 1977 research into Windscale (now Sellafield) radiation leakage accumulating in North Sea sea life, Japanese researchers ran extensive tests of their own.

    Biggest conclusion…eating cesium contaminated worms produced larger goby fish cesium levels in tissues than just swimming in cesium-137 water.

    Ho-hum… Let's see…any human correlations or health hazards mentioned in the 1983 study!

    Surely you jest! 🙂 (And don't call me Shirley)

  • dunkilo

    "We must prtect the ozone layer!!For above that is the "fart zone"if the ozone goes ,all farts will return to earth,and NOT to their original owners"!!All credit for this theory are Steve Martin!:)

  • Dick Shenary

    "The University of California has run Los Alamos National Lab since the lab was created in 1943. But a series of safety, security, and financial problems in the past two years cast doubt on the university’s ability to manage the lab, and the DOE decided to put the contract out for a competitive bid." This time frame matches nicely with the February 2014 WIPP disaster. But it was LANL under the direction of the University of California that really got the ball rolling – “The waste inside the burst barrel and been stored without incident at the lab for about 30 years, Sauer explained. That changed, she said, after the 2012 repackaging of that "parent" barrel into two "daughter" barrels. One became the problem child, No. 68660." Is this spokesperson talking about nuclear procedure or playing house? For some valid reason no doubt, LANL decided to split waste barrels in 2012 and that is probably when organic kitty litter was added. There was also mention of a lost glove, but that was to add the OJ touch to the story. Unless there are many missing gloves, this seems inconsequential. In essence what this means is the people who created the WIPP disaster are now trying to explain awkwardly – “marine defaunation”. I do apologize for using the word defaunation as many people are growing tired of scientific double speak and odd theories that lack any evidence.

  • Shaker1

    If the person who is 'it' counting in a game of hide-and-seek is limited to looking for those hiding in particular places and those hiding can hide anywhere, it's pretty much stupidity that allows anyone to be found, right?

  • 60 Minutes Report – Fukushima 3 Years Later, Report About Empty Radiation Contaminated Towns, Evacuees, And Sad Children
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/01/60-minutes-report-fukushima-3-years.html

    • +1

      The human side.

      Children cannot visit their ancestors graves. 🙁

      Inside some buildings workers can only stay for 2 1/2 hours at a time in FULL protective outfits.

      One former resident is allowed back to the site of his home 10 times a years for ONLY 5 hours. That's with wearing protective gear.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    OMG ..nuclear decommissioning is going to cost MONEY ..OMG.

    Global nuclear decommissioning cost seen underestimated, may spiral
    Jan 19 2015

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/01/19/nuclear-decommissioning-idUKL6N0UV2BI20150119?feedType=RSS&feedName=rbssEnergyNews

    • jec jec

      and still NO answer on how to safely manage used fuel..like DEACTIVATE it..storage as we have seen does NOT work..WIPP is an example..and the Common Fuel Pool at Fukushima..the used fuel pools of the reactors..dont get me started…

      DUMB and Dumber are good words to use for the "decommissioning" ideas proposed.

      I HOPE the companys decommissioning..have FIRM FIXED PRICE (FFP) contracts..

      • undoubtedly, the citizens will get stuck with the bill, no matter how poorly managed.

        We should be outraged at the same time realizing that if we want this shite gone, we will have to pay.

        One idea I had….make the existing companies dedicate all of their profit into cleaning up THEIR existing mess. It would penalize the stockholders, it would decimate their prices down to zero. Oh well….you invested in something stupid, and lost all your money….I guess I can live with that.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    There may not be enough money in the whole dang world to get us out of this..so why try?..(morons).
    There also isn't enough money to survive ..nuclear saturation/holocaust.

    Funds for global nuclear decommissioning cost may not be sufficient

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/45939915.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    WHAT IS THE IMPETUS FOR SUDDEN CHANGE/INCREASE?

    All other pollutants have been studied ..to DEATH.

    These all have been increasing at a rate proportion for their growth in pollutant industry.
    What is the impetus for sudden increase in deaths of marine life?

  • Homolumina Homolumina

    Hi everybody, this here sticks out to me like a sore thumb:

    University of California Santa Barbara: UCSB scientists lead a team designing a Marine Biodiversity Observation Network to track many species of marine organisms over time… Project partners include… the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Mitigation Monitoring Program… UCSB investigators involved in the project [include] Daniel Reed…

    The nuke puke is involved – and this cannot be good !

  • So, our marine biologists have decided to blame over-fishing, comparing it to over-hunting of decades past. It doesn't make sense.
    There are asexual creatures which are normally able to reproduce if any are alive. Yet we're not seeing this. The smallest life-forms are absolutely missing. And the lack of food provided by these missing forms of life, i.e., krill, are starving sea-mammals as large as whales. Add to this the fact that whales and other food-chain higher-ups are not able to reproduce (due to radiation?) and it seems the entire oceanic ecosystem has been hit by something that is not over-fishing.
    I'm not saying these huge trawlers don't add to the problem. But, these trawlers are not catching babies. Their nets are not fine enough to pull up newer life. According to those who've been on the ocean, there simply is no new life.

    Yet, they are still afraid to look at Fukushima or say the word, radiation. There may be nothing to do about this, but science should at least admit the truth. Don't call it a collapse similar to what we saw on land. Aren't these people scientists?

  • Dick Shenary

    SM – Good new word Baffleologists and Baffleology. The science that describes confusion due to conflict of interest. Degreed Baffleologists often work closely with the media. They explore self contradicting statements and celebrate bewilderment. Words like defaunation are added to the lexicon by academicians who someday hope to be as confused as their medical brethren in the health/ physics world.

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    If this is true –

    "New York Times: “Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction” — Study: “We may be on precipice of major extinction event” in marine wildlife…"

    Then the next headline will read –

    "New York Times: “Land-Based Life Faces Mass Extinction” — Study: “We may be on precipice of major extinction event” in mamallian wildlife…."

  • demise demise

    You are right about the 'don't give a damn' White House. Unless it is affective Liberal voter registration, the Communist in the White House do not care about Ocean Ecology, since the crony professors say it is OK and there is no public danger as they keep raising the safe exposure limits through the roof.

    We are doomed and the rosy Santa Barbara Univ spokes hole thinks it's reversible. He didn't mention that Japan radiation leaks are worse and increasing daily with no plans to stopping it ever.
    Convenient for the paid off academics to forget during the scripting.

    • name999 name999

      still lame blame of the white house…look back a few decades for the real perpetrators.

      What is true is the contamination of academia…also long history of this that can be researched
      through Senate records from the 1970's and 1980's.

  • rogerthat

    The Ecologist

    Sellafield – how the nuclear industry fleeced taxpayers

    19th January 2015

    Last week the consortium holding a £22bn contract to clean up the Sellafield nuclear site was sacked, writes David Lowry. But this is just the end of a long and scandalous tale of corporate profit at taxpayers' expense, and the active collusion of ministers and senior officials in fighting off Parliamentary scrutiny…

    http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2719912/sellafield_how_the_nuclear_industry_fleeced_taxpayers.html

    (David Lowry is an environmental policy and research consultant who has been following the unfolding Sellafield imbroglio for over 10 years)

    – this is superb work

  • rogerthat

    http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2715089/seven_ways_the_government_is_pushing_up_our_energy_bills.html

    Seven ways the Government is pushing up our energy bills
    Doug Parr / Greenpeace Energydesk

    15th January 2015

    With a million families struggling to stay warm this winter, energy bills will be a hot election issue, writes Doug Parr. But Government actions have repeatedly favoured the 'big six' energy incumbents at the expense of consumers, competition, low-cost renewables and energy efficiency, locking us into high bills for years to come…

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