Quote of the Day
"Erosion and eutrophication are very natural processes. This has been happening long before man was on earth."
'FarmersSon63' (Anonymous DISQUS Monsanto Shill, Industrial Ag Apologist and Climate Change Denier Extraordinaire)The quoted comment at the top of this post can be found at the bottom comments section of an Eco-Watch article (HERE) dealing with the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico where the Mississippi river and all other upstream tributaries running through the American Heartland empty farm runoff out through the Louisiana delta. This creates an average 6,000 square mile dead zone which is second to the filth from the surrounding countries bordering the Baltic Sea, including Sweden where I reside. The Ecowatch article itself was posted from the Union of Concerned Scientists website. Of course the purpose of the comment from anonymous DISQUS user, "FarmersSon63" was not to create intelligent discussion and dialog, but rather to deflect attention away from the true culprit [Industrial Agriculture], which is truly responsible for the escalating pollution catastrophe entering the Gulf of Mexico from the Mississippi River drainage area which is massive. This individual has almost 12,000 posts in about two years. Claims he is a farmer, but highly doubtful as I know of no true farmer who can waste so much valuable farming time countlessly posting on almost every single daily article related to the negative effects of industrial agriculture. His absurd asinine comment was reminiscent of another comment I received in the Science on Google+ forum where I was banned for refuting silly comments like the one from Google Plus poster Nathan Perkins who was defending GMOs as natural to nature as industrial human infrastructure.
"Also Kevin, developing GMO's is not "against nature". Anything that occurs in the natural observable world is natural. Skyscrapers and bridges are as naturally occurring as bee hives."What's so astonishing and scary at the same time is that many of these defenders are of college youth and background. They view attacks on industrial agriculture as a personal assault on science itself, which is absolutely untrue. Many Industrial Ag defenders are also climate change deniers and hail from the God & Country Heartland of America. They ignore the other science which has been published where eutrophication is the number one cause of all the major algal blooms around the globe in coastal areas directly effected by industrial agriculture in particular. Take the example of the recent massive Florida Fish kill attributed to algal blooms. Where do all those pollutants and excessive nutrients which act as a type of "Miracle-Gro" for Algae come from along Florida coasts ? Likely the source is the Mississppi delta, but how can that be since it is so far away ? It's called the Gulf Stream Conveyor Belt as illustrated below.
|Source: US Naval Research Laboratory|
Remember the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon Oil rig blowout ? Remember all those polluted beaches in the coastal areas of all Gulf of Mexico states ? Who could forget, but where else did much of that oil polluted water end up ? Along the eastern seaboard by means of what Scientists called the Gulf Loop Current.
On a similar line of reasoning, where does all that Heartland Eutrophication courtesy of Industrial Agriculture end up after entering the Gulf of Mexico ? On the eastern seaboard and parts further north as the seas around Greenland are revealing. All courtesy of the Gulf Loop Current. While there may be a continuous deadzone off the Texas, Louisiana and Mississppi coastlines, the dead zone infection is spreading like a disease which none of the experts has one true viable answer for stopping. Yet we all know every single one of them knows full well what needs to be done. But then there is the matter of keeping the precious economy intact. Don't count on change anytime soon. Especially when corporate entities are paying anonymous avatars
|Source: US Naval Research Laboratory|
Update July 1, 2016
|Imagr -Greg Lovett AP|
Without going much further, here is a post I recently wrote regarding the world's religiously inclined climate deniers where I limited the evidence for world climate disruption to the marine environments around the world. Fundies say the darndest things.
Update - August 7, 2016Well this year has certainly been a crazy year news-wise. And the topics are mere insanity. So it's refreshing when pleasant news comes along where some farmers actually get it. Of course this takes major deprogramming from the Industiral Cult Complex and re-education into how the natural world really works and how practicle application can be utilized by observing how nature can prosper when allowed to. It's called Biomimetics or Biomimicry.
See also my latest post on Biomimicry being pursued and encourage more and more. This is especially important given that for decades Evolutionary Biologists have been repeatedly using a flawed stupid debate strategy called, "Argument from Poor Design." The result has beenthat nature has been given the shaft and big corporate technological innovation has been producing environmental damaging product and practices for profit because they have always believed the Scientific Orthodoy knew what it was taking about when condemning nature for being flawed, inefficient and badlt designed. Now we are all paying for the consequences in believing them.
Pervasive Greed & Apathy is what is killing our planet. The physical evidence and consequences are only symptoms, but the cause is human. There is no materialist fix, it's a spiritual problem. You'd think of all the peoples out there, the religious Fundies would be on top of this, but they're dead last to recognize it.