Shell Warned of Climate Change Danger in 1991 – February 28, 2017
Public information film unseen for years shows oil giant had clear grasp of global warming 26 years ago but hasn't acted accordingly, say critics
The oil giant Shell issued a stark warning of the catastrophic risks of climate change more than a quarter of a century ago in a prescient 1991 film that has been rediscovered.
However, since then the company has invested heavily in highly polluting oil reserves and helped lobby against climate action, leading to accusations that Shell knew the grave risks of global warming but did not act accordingly.
Photo by Lee Jordan
Shell’s 28-minute film, called Climate of… more
by: The Guardian
Fish Under Threat from Ocean Oxygen Depletion, Finds Study – February 20, 2017
Oxygen levels in oceans have fallen 2% in 50 years due to climate change, affecting marine habitat and large fish
The depletion of oxygen in our oceans threatens future fish stocks and risks altering the habitat and behavior of marine life, scientists have warned, after a new study found oceanic oxygen levels had fallen by 2 percent in 50 years.
The study, carried out at Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Germany, was the most comprehensive of the subject to date. The fall in oxygen levels has been attributed to global warming and the authors warn that if it continues unchecked, the amount of oxygen lost could reach up to 7% by 2100. Very few marine organisms are able to adapt to… more
by: The Guardian
‘Extraordinary’ Levels of Pollutants Found in Pacific Ocean’s 10-Kilometer-Deep Mariana Trench – February 14, 2017
Presence of manmade chemicals in most remote place on planet shows nowhere is safe from human impact, say scientists
Scientists have discovered “extraordinary” levels of toxic pollution in the most remote and inaccessible place on the planet — the 10-kilometer-deep Mariana trench in the Pacific Ocean.
Small crustaceans that live in the pitch-black waters of the trench, captured by a robotic submarine, were contaminated with 50 times more toxic chemicals than crabs that survive in heavily polluted rivers in China.
Photo by NOAA Ocean Exploration & Research