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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Climate change brings tainted shellfish to northern seas - UPI.com

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A toxic mix of increased bacteria and increased water temperature is poisoning our oceans and the shellfish we eat because they are largely bottom feeders that filter the mud/sand on the ocean flow.  This is also combined with increased bacteria in the water from human waste and then nitrogen from fertilizers.  This is not a temporary problem that will go away since water temperatures will continue to rise, which activates the bacteria and nitrogen mix.

"From long-term data, it is apparent that the level of these pathogens is rising in the ocean as a result of global warming," said study author Luigi Vezzulli. He is an associate professor with the department of earth, environmental and life sciences at the University of Genoa, in Italy.

New Heat Record Set Time Connect Climate Change Dots

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It is obvious we have lost the war to stop climate change it is time to start connecting the dots on how bad the disaster is going to be.  Increased heat will cause the following:

  • Loss of work productivity because of extreme heat
  • Increased use of electricity to cool
  • Increased food insecurity because of drought and bad growing conditions
  • Increased Migration as people move to cooler climates
  • Fish stocks moving north to cooler water and affecting food security patterns
This is just a short list.  Climate Change is not a future event and we need a government to handle and prepare now.

Climate Change Worsen Colorado's Air Quality, Experts Say | CPR

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Recent studies clearly show that air pollution EVEN AT LOWEST  LEVELS causes cancer growth to increase.  There is no such thing as safe levels of pollution.  Look at asthma rates in the Central Valley California with some of the worst air in the nation.  The primary cause is hotter weather which heats the ground ozone.  Do people have to die in the street before we change?

Global climate change is likely to worsen Colorado's air quality, with higher temperatures, more pollution and an increase in pollen. And Denver currently ranks 8th in a list of 20 cities with the most ozone, according to the American Lung Association. 

Climate Change Turns Ocean/Lakes Toxic

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One body of water from one continent to another our Ocean and Lake water is turning toxic from growing bacteria and algae blooms.  It is the storm of warmer air, warmer water, more nutrients like nitrogen from pollution in the water and other factors.  Piece by piece our planet is dying and humans to die with it.  Without water there is no life.

Rising ocean temperatures may be making us ill and it's only getting worse.
Warmth-loving marine bacteria is growing in abundance and posing an increased risk to human health as waters heat up, according to a study published this week.
Vibrio bacteria causes an estimated 80,000 illnesses and 100 deaths in the U.S. every year. Typically found in warm and salty coastal waters or river estuaries, the bacteria is usually picked up through the consumption of raw or undercooked seafood, like oysters, or cuts in the skin when swimming.

Climate Change Destroying Wheat Production Globally

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Climate Change has only one face with many personalities when it comes to wheat production which is vital to human survival.  Drought in African has destroyed grain and caused massive food security. This article is about France and the excessive rain caused by the other end of Climate Change that causes wheat to mold in the field. All over the world our food supply are under attack. Go to our site and research the other articles about food security and drought to see the full picture.

En moyenne, le rendement ne devrait pas dépasser 5,5 tonnes de blé à l'hectare, selon les estimations présentées mardi 9 août par le cabinet Agritel. Soit une chute de plus de 30 % par rapport à la récolte 2015, plutôt bonne, et de 26 % par rapport à la moyenne des cinq dernières années. « Il faut remonter à 1983 pour trouver un rendement aussi bas », précise Michel Portier, céréalier dans l'Oise et directeur d'Agritel. La production hexagonale devrait tomber autour de 29 millions de tonnes seulement, contre 40,9 millions de tonnes en 2015.

En savoir plus sur http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2016/08/09/ble-la-moisson-catastrophique-plonge-les-cerealiers-dans-la-crise_4980081_3244.html#GGZKxK2K2IuBIZej.99

Global Bird Flu Problm Un nouveau cas de grippe aviaire en Aveyron

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11,000 ducks have been slaughtered to stop the spread of bird flu in France.  Though Bird Flu has been off the headlines it is slowly making a strong come back as a highly destructive economic force. Last year in the USA bird flu caused a drastic shortage of eggs in retail stores and price increases that affected bakery products.

Un nouveau cas de grippe aviaire en Aveyron

Un nouveau cas de grippe aviaire a été détecté dans un élevage de canards en Aveyron, en plein redémarrage de la production après le vide sanitaire.
Onze mille animaux vont être abattus dans cet élevage de Cruéjouls, dans la commune de Palmas. Un « foyer secondaire » de l'épizootie y a été détecté, qui présente un « lien épidémiologique » avec un premier cas mis au jour le 15 juillet à Vaureilles, toujours en Aveyron, a déclaré à l'Agence France-Presse Yves Coche, directeur départemental de la cohésion sociale et de la protection des populations de l'Aveyron. Les deux localités sont situées à environ 70 km de distance par la route. La découverte de ce cas porte à 81 le nombre de foyers infectieux identifiés en France depuis le début de l'épizootie, en novembre.

Climate Change Destroying Farming in America's Bread Basket

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California's Central Valley produces 50 percent of the nation's food yet it is a Climate Change and Ecological Disaster.  Read our detail assessment of the Central Valley and the potential disaster coming to California.

Fresno County's overall crop value fell to $6.61 billion last year from a high of $7 billion in 2014 as the region battled drought, lower commodity prices and production issues.
The drop was a disappointment, but not a surprise, as the 2015 Fresno County Crop Report was presented to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

ZIKA Virus: The Perfect Storm in USA

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La Nina is bring heavy rain fall to Florida and higher humidity which are perfect conditions for the mosquitoes that bear the Zika virus. More and more as the temperatures rise tropical diseases spread into the United States and move north.In many ways this is the perfect storm and America is ill prepared to face as Congress refuses to fund a special Zika program. Perfect storm of weather, ineffective government, and a new virus.

La Niña is characterized by the cooling of ocean surface waters in the equatorial Pacific and affects many of the same regions as El Niño. Based on previous years, this means above-average rainfall and potential flooding in southern Africa, Southeast Asia, and northern South America, and drier than average conditions in eastern Africa and the west coast of South America. There's a 55 to 60 percent chance La Niña will develop during the upcoming months, according to an August forecast from NOAA.

America's Toxic Coal Ash Ponds Problems

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Very few things drive home the consequences of the cost of development that the haunting residue of a society's rush to development.  America has been left with thousands of toxic ponds full of coal ash from coal-fired electricity plants.  Many of these ponds have been declared as a critical danger because of the lack of maintenance of the dam holding back the water. Yet, America's regulators can not find a solution. Every few years a dam breaks and contaminates a river, or the slow leakage of the ash into the soil is discovered to have ruined a town's drinking water.
Duke Energy has been ordered to drain the ponds and remove the coal ash, but then what? Another solution is to cap the pond but then the coal ash seeps into the ground water and there is still the risk of the dam breaking.

Years go by without a solution!

In May, when the state Department of Environmental Quality called for all coal ash sites to be excavated in North Carolina, Duke Energy, the state's largest utility, called it "the most extreme" option. A new law, passed in July, allows for the ash to stay put if the company establishes permanent drinking water solutions for affected residents by 2018 and repairs the earthen dams holding the impoundments in place.