For those lost to Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean and US
I still hear her wind...
I still see the rising water and devastation...
Remember the cold nights...
The uneasy quiet after the storm...
There is much done,
yet much left to do...
Sandy hurt us,
and that hurt remains...
But she did not defeat us.
Superstorm Sandy: A Look Back
We must now rebuild wisely and with the knowledge that climate change is here.
Faith... strength... will.
Note 10/31: I did not feel comfortable posting these on October 29, because for me it was a day of remembrance and healing. Now that day is over and it is imperative to talk about what led to Hurricane Sandy and so many other events we are seeing globally and to address them aggressively. With extreme weather events due to human forcing on our climate system becoming more extreme and destructive and in some cases more frequent we can no longer deny the scientific facts and must move aggressively to a clean energy world which will require a total paradigm shift in our thinking with time running fast. More on that in subsequent posts.
Hurricane Sandy: Help Rebuild A Firefighter's Home
Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Directly Effected By Climate Change
NOAA- Waters Off Northeast US Coast Were Warmest In 150 Years
The Arctic-Humanity's Barometer (Cornell University Study On Hurricane Sandy)
Our Carbon Debt, Our Moral Duty
My post from October 28, 2012 before it all went dark:
Huge Hurricane Sandy Bears Down On East Coast: Wake Up Call?
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
This is concerning and disturbing. Besides rising ocean temperatures and acidifcation happening to our oceans on the whole, this part of the world has another threat: Is this part of the culmination between acidification, rising ocean temperatures and effects of Fukushima?
I posted this because people need to see what is going on that we are not seeing in the media. The usuals in charge downplay Fukushima, but I truly think that is a grave mistake.
Something Is Killing Life All Over The Pacific Ocean
Clearly something unusual is happening to the Pacific. The following is what one Australian discovered as he journeyed across the Pacific Ocean recently… The next leg of the long voyage was from Osaka to San Francisco and for most of that trip the desolation was tinged with nauseous horror and a degree of fear. “After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead,” Macfadyen said.
“We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening. “I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.”
In place of the missing life was garbage in astounding volumes.
“Part of it was the aftermath of the tsunami that hit Japan a couple of years ago. The wave came in over the land, picked up an unbelievable load of stuff and carried it out to sea. And it’s still out there, everywhere you look.”
What would cause the Pacific Ocean to be “dead”?
Could it be Fukushima?
When you consider the evidence presented above along with all of the other things that we have learned in recent months, it becomes more than just a little bit alarming.
The following are some more examples of sea life dying off in the Pacific from my recent article entitled "28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima"…
-Polar bears, seals and walruses along the Alaska coastline are suffering from fur loss and open sores… Wildlife experts are studying whether fur loss and open sores detected in nine polar bears in recent weeks is widespread and related to similar incidents among seals and walruses.
The bears were among 33 spotted near Barrow, Alaska, during routine survey work along the Arctic coastline. Tests showed they had “alopecia, or loss of fur, and other skin lesions,” the U.S. Geological Survey said in a statement.
-There is an epidemic of sea lion deaths along the California coastline…
At island rookeries off the Southern California coast, 45 percent of the pups born in June have died, said Sharon Melin, a wildlife biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service based in Seattle. Normally, less than one-third of the pups would die. It’s gotten so bad in the past two weeks that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared an “unusual mortality event.”
-Along the Pacific coast of Canada and the Alaska coastline, the population of sockeye salmon is at a historic low. Many are blaming Fukushima.
-Something is causing fish all along the west coast of Canada to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.
-Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast.
-One test in California found that 15 out of 15 bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima.
-Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada…
• 73 percent of mackerel tested
• 91 percent of the halibut
• 92 percent of the sardines
• 93 percent of the tuna and eel
• 94 percent of the cod and anchovies
• 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish
Is it really so unreasonable to wonder if Fukushima could be causing all of this?
And the total amount of nuclear material in the Pacific Ocean is constantly increasing. According to the New York Times, the latest releases from Fukushima contain “much more contaminated water than before”, and the flow of contaminated water will not stop until 2015 at the earliest…
The latest releases appear to be carrying much more contaminated water than before into the Pacific. And that flow may not slow until at least 2015, when an ice wall around the damaged reactors is supposed to be completed.
And that same article explained that cesium-137 is entering the Pacific at a rate that is “about three times as high” as last year…
The magnitude of the recent spike in radiation, and the amounts of groundwater involved, have led Michio Aoyama, an oceanographer at a government research institute who is considered an authority on radiation in the sea, to conclude that radioactive cesium 137 may now be leaking into the Pacific at a rate of about 30 billion becquerels per year, or about three times as high as last year. He estimates that strontium 90 may be entering the Pacific at a similar rate.
Right now, approximately 300 tons of contaminated water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every 24 hours.
End of Excerpt
I FEEL NUMB READING THIS. IS ANYONE OUT THERE? WHAT HAVE WE DONE?
28 Signs That The West Is Being Absolutely Fried With Radiation
You may find this to be "alarmist" but then that seems to be the usual response from those who wish to push it away from their consciousness...and if it isn't Fukushima killing the Pacific Ocean, then what is it? We NEED to be asking questions about these events and demanding answers.
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