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‘The blob’, a huge marine heatwave, killed nearly a million seabirds in the biggest known die-off of its kind

‘The blob’, a huge marine heatwave, killed nearly a million seabirds in the biggest known die-off of its kind

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  1. Most horrifying and disgusting thing I’ve seen all day
    Add this to the fires, acidification, desertification, deforestation, war, imperialism, chemical pollution is probably time for international workers movement against the people who orchestrated this mess.

  2. It’s just not stopping, like we’re hurtling headfirst into it so hard now

  3. So long earth. Thanks for the air and what not!

  4. In the north east, we are at 65F in January, which is bizarre to say the least. In the last year or two, it’s also become very obvious that there are fewer birds in the air around here. Even the insect population seems to be low. I could go out in the early evening and not get bitten by mosquitoes. That never happened before. Pretty scary.

  5. Interesting to note the role that climate cycles play in stories like this.

    Natural variability currently supports elevated heat content in this part of the Pacific and has since 2014, but climate change has caused it to be unprecedented in its magnitude.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_decadal_oscillation

  6. Global warming wipeout: “The blob was up to 6 degrees Celsius above typical maximum temperatures in places and extended to a depth of 200 metres, and more than 3,000 kilometres up the US coastline into Alaska.”

  7. Big Oil: “Pay no attention to the facts. Look! A new Kardashian instagram!”

  8. humans aren’t gonna be around in 1000 years, the earth can’t sustain our dumb ass species, and it’s for the best.

  9. Well, that’s certainty the doomiest thing I’ve read all day.

  10. Bad luck to kill a seabird.

  11. I work at a lake in the middle of california. Every year marine birds stop here and stay during the winter this year there are much more then usual.
    Could this be the reason ??

  12. We need to cull the human race by about 3/4.

  13. what comes after birds?

  14. Marine heatwaves suck. What do you think is gonna happen with the heatwave that started in 2019?

    Cause from here it only gets hotter, ans the consequences only get worse.

  15. Stories like these, on a weekly basis, are a massive concern.

  16. Now we are in the endgame.

  17. It’s -33C here right now. Could we have a heat blob, please?

  18. I hated that movie so much

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