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A recent study showed that almost 90% of all seabirds have plastic pollution in their bodies. In the past decades, 67 percent of all seabirds have died. Many seabird species could become extinct in the coming decades.

The plastic pollution in the ocean is estimated to kill millions of seabirds and more than 100,000 animals each year, and the toxins also affect reproduction and animal welfare.

https://www.ecowatch.com/seabirds-plast ... 53767.html

In some areas larger than land continents, there is 6x more plastic in the water compared to plankton. There are zones in the ocean that are called 'death zone' where no fish can live.

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A group of top scientists indicate that Earth is on the brink of a mass extinction that could drive a million species, or one in eight, into oblivion in the coming decades.

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-bumble-be ... chaos.html

(2020) Scientists: Multiple eco-crises could trigger a 'systemic collapse'
Overlapping environmental crises could tip the planet into "global systemic collapse," more than 200 top scientists warned Wednesday.
https://phys.org/news/2020-02-multiple- ... tists.html

The Amazon rainforest is expected to be gone within decades.
The Amazon rainforest is approaching a threshold that, once crossed, could see one of the world's largest and richest ecosystems turn into an arid savanna within decades, scientists say.

The Amazon ecosystem could pass a point-of-no-return next year, Willcock and colleagues reported.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00508-4
https://earther.gizmodo.com/ecosystems- ... 1842241699

An article on current politics in Brazil (a country nearly the size of the US), noted that much of the rainforest will be burned in the coming years to unlock its industrial treasures.

(2019) Burning Brazil's Amazon River Endangers Humanity's Future
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... -bolsonaro

(2020) The Amazon Rainforest's Indigenous People Might Be Earth's Last Hope
Brazil's divisive president has taken another step in his bold plans to develop the Amazon rainforest. One-fifth of the jungle is to be burned in the coming years.

"I'm not getting into this nonsense of defending land for the Indians," he added.

A Brazilian general who last year served on the board of Canadian mining giant Belo Sun heads Brazil's federal agency for indigenous peoples.
https://www.ecowatch.com/indigenous-peo ... 27056.html

Some articles state that the rainforest will be gone by 2050. Brazil's rainforest industrial development began in 2019 (the president has been in office since January 2019), which may accelerate deforestation.

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(2020) The Amazon's impending tipping point puts the biome and the world at risk, scientists warn
Scientists say the tipping point can be reversed with strong environmental policies. However, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is going in the opposite direction, with plans to develop a fifth of the Amazon, including industrial mining and agribusiness, building cities, roads, dams and other infrastructure.
https://news.mongabay.com/2020/01/impen ... ists-warn/

Dumping of toxic waste in oceans

When a Dutch fortune 500 company does it with ease, as is evident from the internal communication by the CEO of Trafigura BV – “Beyond Dover, and certainly not in the Baltic Sea.” – it may happen much more often than is known.

Poison may not be visible using satellites when it merges with the water.

The poison that was dumped by Trafigura BV was a by-product of a process to increase the value of petrol, which is done at open sea.

The poison was such severely toxic that the city of Amsterdam denied to process it. People around the harbour had been complaining of health issues when the tanker was docked there, merely due to the air pollution that the poison caused by being docked there.

Since there is a considerable profit motive to create such poison, and since processing is difficult and costly, it may be dumped in the ocean much more often than expected.

Rabobank, the top financing partner of Trafigura BV, adapted the slogan “Growing a better world together” and presents itself as an environmentally friendly bank. In 2017, the bank received a “Green Bond Award”.

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Trafigura BV wrote:It is without doubt that the world faces a global food crisis. Rabobank, a Dutch multinational banking and financial services company, seeks to play a significant role in ensuring food security for current and future generations.

Source: https://www.trafigura.com/responsibilit ... d-banking/
Rabobank may have an interest in Eugenics/GMO (Monsanto etc). See Eugenics on 🍃 Nature: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=17547

More on malicious and criminal practices by Rabobank: https://psyreporter.com/rabobank/

Pending question:

How many tankers of poison have been dumped in the ocean (by fortune 500 companies)? How often is it done in 2021? How many whales and dolphins have been harmed because of it?

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Dozens of death whale babies that washed up in Norway show that they are already contaminated with deadly levels of PCBs, BFRs, PBTs, HBBs and PFAS chemicals shortly after they are born.

Dead baby orca reveals harmful chemical levels in killer whales
A necropsy of a 10-day-old orca that washed up in Norway in 2017 has revealed that even as calves, these iconic whales are full of harmful chemicals, a new study finds.
https://www.livescience.com/orca-whales-toxicology.html

Japan recently denied a shipment of whale meat because it was highly contaminated. It also highlights that some European countries are continuing whale hunting and trade despite that it is officially banned.

Japan refuses Norway's toxic whale meat
Pesticides identified in a shipment of minke meat put the spotlight on Norwegian whaling. 137,000 kilo of Norwegian whales have entered Japan in the last two years.

In 1982 the International Whaling Commission (IWC) completely outlawed commercial whale hunting. “That applies to all countries that are members of the IWC. Japan, Norway, and Iceland are all members of the IWC,” Perry emphasizes, however, Norway continues the trade of whale meat. Norway, Iceland, and Japan also reject the CITES ban.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... whale-meat
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psyreporter wrote: October 16th, 2021, 8:12 am A recent study showed that almost 90% of all seabirds have plastic pollution in their bodies. In the past decades, 67 percent of all seabirds have died. Many seabird species could become extinct in the coming decades.

The plastic pollution in the ocean is estimated to kill millions of seabirds and more than 100,000 animals each year, and the toxins also affect reproduction and animal welfare.

https://www.ecowatch.com/seabirds-plast ... 53767.html

In some areas larger than land continents, there is 6x more plastic in the water compared to plankton. There are zones in the ocean that are called 'death zone' where no fish can live.


Oceanic_gyres1.jpg


A group of top scientists indicate that Earth is on the brink of a mass extinction that could drive a million species, or one in eight, into oblivion in the coming decades.

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-bumble-be ... chaos.html

(2020) Scientists: Multiple eco-crises could trigger a 'systemic collapse'
Overlapping environmental crises could tip the planet into "global systemic collapse," more than 200 top scientists warned Wednesday.
https://phys.org/news/2020-02-multiple- ... tists.html

The Amazon rainforest is expected to be gone within decades.
The Amazon rainforest is approaching a threshold that, once crossed, could see one of the world's largest and richest ecosystems turn into an arid savanna within decades, scientists say.

The Amazon ecosystem could pass a point-of-no-return next year, Willcock and colleagues reported.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00508-4
https://earther.gizmodo.com/ecosystems- ... 1842241699

An article on current politics in Brazil (a country nearly the size of the US), noted that much of the rainforest will be burned in the coming years to unlock its industrial treasures.

(2019) Burning Brazil's Amazon River Endangers Humanity's Future
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... -bolsonaro

(2020) The Amazon Rainforest's Indigenous People Might Be Earth's Last Hope
Brazil's divisive president has taken another step in his bold plans to develop the Amazon rainforest. One-fifth of the jungle is to be burned in the coming years.

"I'm not getting into this nonsense of defending land for the Indians," he added.

A Brazilian general who last year served on the board of Canadian mining giant Belo Sun heads Brazil's federal agency for indigenous peoples.
https://www.ecowatch.com/indigenous-peo ... 27056.html

Some articles state that the rainforest will be gone by 2050. Brazil's rainforest industrial development began in 2019 (the president has been in office since January 2019), which may accelerate deforestation.


rainforest.png


(2020) The Amazon's impending tipping point puts the biome and the world at risk, scientists warn
Scientists say the tipping point can be reversed with strong environmental policies. However, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is going in the opposite direction, with plans to develop a fifth of the Amazon, including industrial mining and agribusiness, building cities, roads, dams and other infrastructure.
https://news.mongabay.com/2020/01/impen ... ists-warn/

Dumping of toxic waste in oceans

When a Dutch fortune 500 company does it with ease, as is evident from the internal communication by the CEO of Trafigura BV – “Beyond Dover, and certainly not in the Baltic Sea.” – it may happen much more often than is known.

Poison may not be visible using satellites when it merges with the water.

The poison that was dumped by Trafigura BV was a by-product of a process to increase the value of petrol, which is done at open sea.

The poison was such severely toxic that the city of Amsterdam denied to process it. People around the harbour had been complaining of health issues when the tanker was docked there, merely due to the air pollution that the poison caused by being docked there.

Since there is a considerable profit motive to create such poison, and since processing is difficult and costly, it may be dumped in the ocean much more often than expected.

Rabobank, the top financing partner of Trafigura BV, adapted the slogan “Growing a better world together” and presents itself as an environmentally friendly bank. In 2017, the bank received a “Green Bond Award”.


greenbond-rabobank.jpg
Trafigura BV wrote:It is without doubt that the world faces a global food crisis. Rabobank, a Dutch multinational banking and financial services company, seeks to play a significant role in ensuring food security for current and future generations.

Source: https://www.trafigura.com/responsibilit ... d-banking/
Rabobank may have an interest in Eugenics/GMO (Monsanto etc). See Eugenics on 🍃 Nature: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=17547

More on malicious and criminal practices by Rabobank: https://psyreporter.com/rabobank/

Pending question:

How many tankers of poison have been dumped in the ocean (by fortune 500 companies)? How often is it done in 2021? How many whales and dolphins have been harmed because of it?

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https://psyreporter.com/poison-dump-in-ocean/
Question: who, exactly is dumping garbage in the ocean? Where is that legal/the norm?
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Re: Save the Whale!

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LuckyR wrote:Question: who, exactly is dumping garbage in the ocean? Where is that legal/the norm?
It doesn't necessarily have to be deliberate in order to happen. Just walk along a beach and look at the number of plastic bottles left behind by sunbathers. More generally, if garbage doesn't find its way into landfill or recycling, gravity is going to eventually, one way or another, take it downhill. Oceans are downhill.
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When Trafigura BV, a fortune 500 company (rank 31 with $180 billion USD revenue) from Netherlands + UK does it intentionally 'with ease', then that may indicate that it happens more often than expected.

The CEO of Trafigura sent an email on 5 July 2006 at 07:47 in which he warned not to discharge the poison into the Baltic Sea, 'because this is a special area and certainly not between Dover and the Baltic Sea. The discharge may not take place until Dover has passed, on the way to Lomé (Nigeria)'.

E-mail correspondence between Trafigura CEO and employees of the company further indicated that they knew that the transport of the toxic waste from the EU to other countries was prohibited. The company also allegedly issued a false invoice to disguise that Trafigura had underpaid in Côte d'Ivoire, making it clear that the waste had not been handled responsibly.

How Dutch/UK oil company Trafigura tried to cover up African toxic waste dump
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/ ... vory-coast

What does it imply when a CEO of a $180 billion USD company has the intention to dump toxic waste in the ocean when it concerns toxic waste that was such severely toxic that it was denied for processing at the port in Amsterdam? People around the harbour in Amsterdam had been complaining of health issues due to the air pollution caused by the toxic waste.

According to a source, Amsterdam officials were involved in the illegal transhipment of the heavily poisoned toxic waste by Trafigura BV and in the departure of the tanker Probo Koala from the port of Amsterdam. The company Amsterdam Port Services (APS) has previously been the target of criminal investigations for involvement in toxic waste offences.

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In short: when a CEO of a $180 billion USD company does it 'with ease' (as in openly communicates the intention with employees using email), then that may imply that toxic waste is dumped in the ocean much more often than expected.

The toxic waste was a by-product of a process that made gasoline worth more money. That process produces a lot of toxic and strongly smelly waste. Since there is a profit incentive to create such poison and processing is difficult and costly, paired with the fact that the process is done at open sea, it may be dumped in the ocean more often than expected.

At question would be: how often is it done (in 2021)?

The fact that whale meat from Norway is to polluted as of today to be accepted in Japan, and the fact that whale babies are washing ashore full of deadly levels of chemicals, is also an indication that toxic waste pollution is accumulating in the oceans to such an extent that individual whales are not even able to be born healthy.
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