About the Save the Oxygen Website
The creation of this website was inspired by three articles:
One: Global warming disaster could suffocate life on planet Earth, research shows. Formerly a University of Leicester presss release, now links to the paper itself since the press release is gone: a press release from the University of Leicester (UK) on ‘Mathematical Modelling of Plankton–Oxygen Dynamics Under the Climate Change’ published in the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology by Yadigar Sekerci and Sergei Petrovskii. There is a link for the abstract and article on the press release (Published 12-1-2015). This link provided the ultimate problem to be solved, obviously.
It's also important to note here, that the ocean is already becoming deoxygenated due to warming water, which can hold less dissolved gases, weakening currents and resulting stratification into layers that don't mix enough, and human-caused dead zones involving eutrophication and excessive algae blooms. The ocean will be affected much more quickly than the atmosphere (and already is) by these effects and any further hypoxia induced by phytoplankton populations falling. I'm sure most people would rather not contemplate, if it could be avoided, a marine ecosystem where large chunks of the blue world are given over to anaerobic organisms alone.
- Two: Three reasons why the Paris climate deal is a fraud by Jerome Roos at Roar Magazine on 12-14-2015. I would not call it a fraud, per se, but the problems with it outlined are very real, and grave. Among the problems is that only $100 billion was 'promised' by fully industrialized countries to aid the developing world in investing in sustainability and resilience boosting projects, against $5.3 trillion in annual energy subsidy (roughly 90% for fossil fuel use, see next item). Still, individuals, communities, small businesses, local governments, NGOs et al do have power and can use it.
- Three: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Cost $5 Trillion Annually and Worsen Pollution: The International Monetary Fund notes that subsides for burning fossil fuels enrich the wealthy and make air pollution worse republished by Scientific American, by Daniel Cusick, ClimateWire on May 19, 2015. Speaks pretty well for itself.
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As far as I can tell, this website works the same across all tested browsers (except Internet Explorer, see note below) including:
macOS 11: Safari 14, Chrome 88, Firefox 86, Edge 89
Windows 10: Edge 89, Chrome 88, Firefox 86
Android 9: Firefox 86, Firefox Focus 8.13 (86), Chrome 88, Edge 46, and DuckDuckGo 5.77
Except that the menu is a smidge sluggish on the Firefox browsers for Android, though not so sluggish you'd think it's not working, and in a couple cases a 1 pixel gap above or below a specific image. Don't recall which OS/browser had the gaps. This website has been designed as a mobile-first and responsive project.
Note on Internet Explorer
Note: The @font-face statements, and more importantly the expandable menu and submenu do not work in Internet Explorer 11. I am not going to fix this. You can open sites from Internet Explorer in Edge by pressing control+shift+e. Additionally, on Windows you can enable an 'Internet Explorer Mode' if you need it in Edge from Settings > Default Browser > Enable Internet Explorer Mode, and load pages/applications selectively from 'More Tools' in the Edge menu dropdown.
If you are still using Internet Explorer 11, you should know that As of November 2020, Microsoft Teams stopped supporting it, and in August 2021 Microsoft 365 apps and services will stop supporting it. IE 11 is the last version there will be, although as a Windows component it is still 'supported' (but not updated to support the modern Internet) until the end of support for your OS version. Additionally, support for Edge Legacy is going to end with no more security patches on March 9, 2021, so you should update to the new Edge if you have that. The new Edge is based on Chromium so if you have it you should have a version number close to 88 or 89 on desktop. See this Microsoft Tech Community blog post for more info.
This site contains no trackers and does not use any cookies. There is a '__cfduid' cookie that comes from the Cloudflare service, but they say that this has always been used for bot detection and never has (and cannot) be used for user identification. In any case they are eliminating it on May 10th 2021 (though it may take up to 30 days for them to expire unless you clear your history). See this Cloudflare Blog post for more info.
Fonts are from Font Squirrel. Images, except for the banner, are derived from works on Unsplash or Wikimedia Commons. Image manipulation done with GIMP. Since late 2020, code development has been done in Visual Studio Code.
- Crows image derived from Photo by narubono on Unsplash
- Nautilus image derived from Photo by Shaun Low on Unsplash
- Moss image derived from Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
- Bubbles image derived from Photo by Zach Lezniewicz on Unsplash
- Coccolithophores phytoplankton image derived from Wikimedia Commons source
- Gephyrocapsa oceanica phytoplankton image derived from Wikimedia Commons source
- Banner image derived from scanned magazine images, text, and drawing on clear acetate, collaged with GIMP
- Standard logo and low bandwidth logo derived from Wikimedia Commons sources depicting O2 (dioxygen, molecular oxygen), CO2 (carbon dioxide), and HCO3- (bicarbonate ion)
- Favicon.ico and Favicon.gif derived from bicarbonate ion image on Wikimedia commons