But let face it, it hard to scare the bejeezus out of people when you talking about melting glaciers few see and threatened, low lying zones many can even find on a map.
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2011. A blue green mess, it clogged harbours, fouled beaches, sucked up oxygen and left shoreline residents plugging noses. Nearly as big as Prince Edward Island, the blob grew to 5,000 square kilometres fed by some of the same man made villains that create lake zones, areas with so little oxygen nothing lives. Expect more if we don smarten up, scientists warn us.
By now, you think we know better.
into Erie from rooftops and blacktop.
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A better approach to turning around our attitude about the planet, is to zero in on how we treat things at home, where we can easily see what we done and wrap our heads around the fallout. In Ontario, nothing makes that case better than Erie.
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It also Erie misery to be located in the middle of one of North America richest farm belts. It gets bathed in animal manure and fertilizer run off the kind of waste that makes algae bloom and strangles fish.
While one international panel recently released yet another dire report on global warming, another was touring Erie shoreline with a nightmarish report of its own, that reads like the script for a bad Hollywood horror flick.
Tough as it is to absorb the planet environmental woes, it even tougher when blinders keep us from seeing our own dirty little secrets.
widest range of aquatic life of any of the lakes, one reason why the threatened arrival of the Asian carp is such a worry. But Erie also has nearly 12 million people crowded along its shores, people whose industrial and personal waste gets dumped into the lake. Ontario sewage treatment plants, often overwhelmed by heavy rains that send raw or only partially treated waste into waterways that feed the very same lake some of those same cities rely on for their drinking water.
The solutions Erie needs aren complicated. Some are as simple as getting farmers to avoid spreading manure on frozen fields. Others are no brainers, like getting homeowners to redirect downspouts away from pavement.
In Ontario, look no farther than Lake Erie and how shabbily we treat the smallest of our Great Lakes.
In the 1970s, when heavy industry peaked, Erie was written off for dead, killed by industrial pollution. By the late 1980s, dirty industry was on its deathbed. But Erie faced new scourges. Expanding trade brought in destructive pests like the zebra mussel in the ballast of Eastern European and Asian freighters. But it was also an era of high lake levels. Governments and shoreline communities were too busy fretting about how to save cottages and roads from being swept away to worry about closing the door on foreign invaders.
The International Panel on Climate Change, in its latest report, says Earth is set for more heat waves, droughts, floods, rising seas and the other nasties we come to expect from such dire prophecies. We should all take note.
Ever wonder why warnings about climate change seem to fall on so many deaf ears?
The monster, in the International Joint Commission report, was a giant algae bloom in western Erie in Nike Hyperlive Bhm
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