”it is likely that the declining growth of plankton is the main cause of the climate change”
Howard and Diane Dryden from GOESfoundation have a message of great concern but also of hope. Ya met them in Alcoutim where Howard delivered a presentation to the sailing community. He left us impressed and determined to spread this message: there is only 50% of plankton left compared to 70 years ago and it is diminishing fast. But if we can reduce CO2 production and restore the growth of plankton, we could reverse climate change. This means we have to stop poisoning the plankton.
Howard: “The decline of marine life in the oceans started with the chemical revolution of the 1950s. From this time on you can see a stronger drop of the oxygen content of the atmosphere. This means we are losing plants – faster than we are burning them in the rainforests. Each year we lose 1% of oceanic plankton, for over 50 years now. So, next to the human production of CO2, it is likely that the declining marine absorption is the main cause of the climate change”.
In the coming 3 weeks we will discuss the topics mentioned above:
- the two main causes of climate change and what we can do about them
- why plankton has decreased by 50% since the ‘70s
- what actions you can take to stop poisoning the plankton
So keep a close eye on our sundaymorning blogs!