Ann Kelly: Seaweed siege our fault

FOR THE PAST WEEKS I have been reading up on the Sargassum Seaweed in our Press, on the Internet, in correspondence.

What I have learned, in a nutshell, is that we ourselves are to blame for this year’s proliferation of seaweed around our shores.

All over the world people are killing Creation by causing global warming due to our carbon emissions. Our island is a silvery blue scintillating gem but its wondrous beauty is slowly disintegrating along with the rest of the world.

A walk along Bay Street during rush hours is now very unhealthy. Carbon fills the atmosphere. Emissions from faulty exhaust systems belch out and ruin otherwise fresh air. Likewise, smoke from fires, incinerators and barbecues poison the air we breathe. Eventually all these carbons rise and break down the ozone layer that protects us and end up in the oceans.

In the ocean they meet more contamination caused by so many pollutants flowing into the sea, such as escaped sewage, cleansers, oil from boats, pesticides, chemical fertilisers, plastics and other garbage that make their way into the sea after rainfall. Our sea is becoming saturated with pollutants. Our reefs and sea life are dying. We ourselves are to blame.

Nature is not only rebelling. Nature is also trying to help itself. Dirty carbons can be converted back to clean oxygen by plants. So we have seaweed. It is here in abundance because it is trying to do its job of producing an abundance of oxygen that restores life. So we must not spurn the seaweed. Rather, we must learn to live with it for as long as it takes to fulfill its purpose. Maybe it will be here for a very long time.

This is the next stage and already people are finding ways to cope. Let us all cooperate to restore the beauty of Creation.

 

 

View original article at: Thirty tons of algae and muck came out of Lake Mamanasco

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