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Dark Side of the Ocean: The Destruction of Our Seas, Why It Matters, and What We Can Do about It

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Our oceans face levels of devastation previously unknown in human history--from pollution, from overfishing, and through damage to delicate aquatic ecosystems affected by global warming. Ocean biodiversity is being decimated on par with the fastest rates of rain forest destruction. More than 80 per cent of pollutants in the oceans come from sewage and other land-based runo ...more
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Published September 1st 2020 by Groundswell
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Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
‘It is not too late to stop the worst if we can act quickly enough’

Environmentalist author Albert Bates is a former attorney, paramedic, aid worker, natural builder, and educator. His many published books on climate, history, and ecology include TAMING PLASTIC: STOP THE POLLUTION, TRANSFORMING PLASTIC: FROM POLLUTION TO EVOLUTION, BURN: USING FIRE TO COOL THE EARTH, THE BIOCHAR SOLUTION: CARBON FARMING AND CLIMATE, and his highly awarded and prescient book CLIMATE IN CRISIS. He is also the direc
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We are lucky: we live with the ocean every day. For too many folks, "ocean" means the canned tuna or, best case, clam chowder or lox they eat, yet Bates, an accomplished environmentalist and seeker of ways for Homo sapiens to get ourselves over the looming wall of climate change, examines at length the fact that 70% of the Earth's surface, and all of the most essential solvent (water) is in deep trouble. After cataloging the abuse, surprisingly, Bates offers considerable hope.
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