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‘Scale of This Failure Has No Precedent’: Scientists Say Hot Ocean ‘Blob’ Killed One Million Seabirds: The lead author called the mass die-off “a red-flag warning about the tremendous impact sustained ocean warming can have on the marine ecosystem.”

‘Scale of This Failure Has No Precedent’: Scientists Say Hot Ocean ‘Blob’ Killed One Million Seabirds: The lead author called the mass die-off “a red-flag warning about the tremendous impact sustained ocean warming can have on the marine ecosystem.”

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  1. I don’t understand how people can continue as usual after we see news like this more and more often. Climate change is causing a problem of global scale. If we don’t change our behaviour soon, we will reach a point of no return where food shortages and unlivable conditions will cause follow up problems that we will not be able to handle any more.

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/16/scale-failure-has-no-precedent-scientists-say-hot-ocean-blob-killed-one-million) reduced by 84%. (I’m a bot)
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    > On the heels of new research showing that the world's oceans are rapidly warming, scientists revealed Wednesday that a huge patch of hot water in the northeast Pacific Ocean dubbed "The blob" was to blame for killing about one million seabirds.

    > "The magnitude and scale of this failure has no precedent," lead author John Piatt, a research biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey's Alaska Science Center and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington, said in a statement.

    > The study-which its authors expect to inform research on other mortality events related to marine heatwaves-was published just weeks after University of Washington scientists found what some have called "The blob 2.0" forming in the Pacific.

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  3. “This planet sucks! Let’s buy a new one!”

    -America

  4. Scale of this failure has no precedent except for the numerous extinction level events through out earths history

  5. An entire article about climate change yet not a single stated temperature of the “heat wave”

  6. Just another attempt to create mass hysteria surrounding CliMAte cHangE, read the fucking study. Its purely hypothetical. The earth will not be destroyed, and surely not saved by your virtue signalling.

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