data from a recent study published in the journal Geophysical Research
Letters showed that barren zones in the world’s oceans increased in one
decade by around 5 million square kilometers, an area equivalent to
about half the size of the United States.
These so-called “ocean deserts” appear very dark as they lack green chlorophyll from plankton.
As with their land counterparts, the deserts are also hotter than surrounding areas.
agriculture is largely responsible for these regions that support no
life, as fertilizers and manure make their way to the oceans,
ultimately robbing it of oxygen and killing marine animals and plants
in increasingly larger areas.
Many thanks scientists for this
illuminating report, despite its disturbing implications. Let us all do
our part to restore the oceans’ health especially by refraining from
the harmful intake of animal products.
As part of her tireless
efforts to save humanity and the planet, Supreme Master Ching Hai spoke
of how best to address the seas’ dead zones during a May 2009
videoconference in Togo.
Supreme Master Ching Hai:
Scientists are now concerned that dead zones like this will just
continue to be more and more, get bigger and bigger, which of course is
lethal for all life. So, this is a small but very good example of why
we need to be vegan, to renew the rightful balance of life.Referencehttp://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/08/lifeless-ocean-deserts-expand-500000-square-kilometers-past-decade.phphttp://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/08/27/oecan-deserts.htmlhttp://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20090820/WCT01/908200346
of course, we also need to be organic vegan because so many of these
dead zones are caused and made worse by chemical fertilizers that are
primarily used for livestock feed. So, yes, be organic vegan.