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.
While it would take an uncertain longer period of time for the atmosphere to become oxygen poor, it's important to note that the problem has already arrived in the oceans. Falling oxygen levels are occurring due to warming water, which can hold less dissolved gases, weakening currents and the resulting increased stratification of ocean waters, and human-caused dead zones involving eutrophication and excessive algae blooms. The ocean is being affected much more quickly than the atmosphere (and already is) by these effects The hypoxic effects are occurring much faster in the ocean, and any further hypoxia induced by phytoplankton populations falling will only magnify the problem. 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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- 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