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  •  because most people have not actually seen it.. (2+ / 0-)
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    melo, xaxado

    with their own eyes.  

    I have.  I have satellite pictures of it.  We have pictures of trophy fish taken 50 years ago from the same area, from the same ship, on the same dock in Florida.  

    The fish that were landed regularly 50 years ago were 200% larger and more numerous than the fish that are caught today.

    It's systemic.  And, most people don't give a shit.

    •  The Satellite Images Are Amazing (4+ / 0-)

      Here is an image from my Hurricane Katrina blog:

      louisiana_delta_satimage

      The text attached to the article is below, but the link is now "dead" (a few years old):

      The large "dead zone" that grows in the Gulf of Mexico every summer is nothing new. The toxic runoff of nitrogen fertilizer used on conventional crops in the Midwest leads to a huge swathe of sea that is incapable of sustaining life. The nitrogen-rich fertilizer leads to an increase of algae life, which in turn removes oxygen from the water. The end result: a dead zone that typically grows to the size of New Jersey.

      Corn is the biggest culprit in creating these environments, and now that the U.S. is looking to biofuels as a solution to its energy needs, the problem’s only getting worse. Bush signed legislation at the end of 2007 that will triple the amount of corn ethanol produced over the next several years.

      "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell

      by webranding on Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 06:49:13 AM PDT

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      •  all that green shit mixing in with the blue... (2+ / 0-)
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        Sharoney, xaxado

        it ain't supposed to look like that.  :(

        That's where people swim when they go to the beach...its where birds and turtles lay eggs.  It's where oysters and clams and migrating fish breed.

        It's a fucking poisonous toxic waste dump.

    •  well I give a shit.... (2+ / 0-)
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      webranding, OrdinaryIowan

      and I teach people to give a shit at university.

      Obama is the best president we have had for the environment since Nixon (ironically).

      I am well aware of how little this country takes care of their environment in their desire to burn fossil fuel.    

      I know that "Corexit government conspiracy with BP to hide true extent of oil spill" meme is garbage though.  Just like "Hillary ruining the convention for Obama" was garbage.  

      Here at Daily Kos we can speculate on the internet all you want, but it is sometimes just your personal opinion that Corexit is worse than the oil and will pollute the seafood directly and oil would be better.  The real experts don't think so and that is why the government is permitting it.

      And I will push for the government to clean up the Gulf cleaner than before and not mock Obama for stating a laudable goal.  I won't turn down the heat for real change and not get lost on some false cause to ignore science.

      You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

      by murrayewv on Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 06:53:35 AM PDT

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      •  obviously not enough people do... (1+ / 0-)
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        OrdinaryIowan

        or that satellite photo showing the massive algae bloom would not exist.

        There is still no critical mass required to do what it takes to change our detructive use of the environment.

        It isn't a problem only with Obama...it is a problem inherent in human culture.

        •  no it isn't.... (0+ / 0-)

          it is capitalism crapping on the environment because Republicans let them get away with it.  But making up stories about dispersants being worse than oil is laughably foolish.

          You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

          by murrayewv on Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 02:32:03 PM PDT

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