Monday, November 05, 2007

Flush

Carl Hiaassen writes that "One of South Florida's dirtiest secrets is the daily dumping of a half-billion gallons of sewage into the Atlantic Ocean":
Among reputable marine scientists there is little debate. Sewage contains higher levels of nitrogen, ammonia and other contaminants that are widely believed to promote algae blooms and disease in coral communities.

As coral formations die off, fish, lobsters and sea turtles lose critical habitat.

Your average second-grader has no difficulty understanding that polluting the ocean has unhealthy consequences, but [the politicians] are slow learners.
[Hat tip to GCRA]

1 Comments:

Anonymous romunov said...

Perhaps people should take a note from the Gulf of Trieste and the subsequent anoxia events that have been going on for quite some time now.

6:33 pm  

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