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Shortage of Something Essential

Global warming is being blamed for the 40% decline in the ocean's phytoplankton, which is an essential part of the marine food chain: If there is no more plankton, there will be no more fish. Not only that, phytoplankton produce half the oxygen we breathe.

A team of scientists has mapped and analyzed global biodiversity patterns for over 11,000 marine species ranging from tiny zooplankton to sharks and whales. The researchers found striking similarities for all thirteen groups studied--all of them related to ocean temperature. These results imply that future changes in ocean temperature, such as those due to climate change, may greatly affect the distribution of life in the sea. And oceans are acidifying 10 times faster today than 55 million years ago when a mass extinction of marine species occurred.

It's time to figure out what went on in the past. One of the things that could be killing off plankton is pollution. If we're going to stave off disaster, we need to follow the right path and clean up our act here on earth. Don't forget the wise words of that great pundit who said: "Mankind is trapped. I want to help you spring the trap." "The veil between the worlds can fall. The undiscovered country can become your backyard." "Your destiny, each of you, is to become all of God." Help us keep the truth alive: subscribe today!

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