TOXIC MARINE POLLUTION

 

  OUR OCEANS ARE UNDER ATTACK FROM UNRESTRAINED ASSAULTS OF PLASTIC AND MARINE LITTER

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It was predicted that by 2050, there would be more plastic in the ocean than fish. You'll not be surprised to learn that the prediction is coming true with many grant funding organizations turning their backs on innovative pollution gladiators with potential solutions. Probably because they clash with existing applications and favored applicants - but that is irrelevant. The fact is, there is as yet no workable solution, even if we turn off the plastic tap today.

 

 

 

SeaVax ocean cleaning machines for ghost fishing nets and micro plastics

 

 

SEAVAX 2015-2020 - A largely crowd funded project (plus volunteers) to produce an ocean cleaning machine, resulted in proofs of concept of the ocean going trimaran seen above and the launch and recovery service machines called Amphimax - in 1:20 scale. The project was cancelled after five years with mounting losses from three costly Horizon 2020 applications, one MarRI application, one Heritage Lottery application, with the UK's Charity Commission, rather oddly, refusing to register the social enterprise as charitable, which undermined any application for funding, alongside Brexit complications, where such applications are only entertained from registered charities. The Commission's decision was puzzling where so many other UK ocean plastic charities exist. For this project they invited a Judicial Review, being untenable of course. Who asks a fledgling not for profit to entertain litigation, where costs can be staggering. The conclusion was that competing interests (discrimination) somehow came into play. The Commission's agenda is plain. This is an example of institutional resistance, and presumably cronyism, which we say has no place in ocean sustainability politics. It is more of the Board of Longitude, not wanting John Harrison to get the prize. Commonly called, Red Flag Politics. The fact is, that with a 5 year gestation period, SeaVax would by now be a fully working, ocean going prototype at TRL 6-7.

 

The concept may find other takers with deeper pockets willing to develop the equivalent, possibly partly inspired by the efforts of Bluebird Marine Systems and other projects aiming to clean up marine litter. SeaVax is the only vessel we know of that was designed to deal with ghost fishing nets and micro plastics in autonomous fleets. The RiverVax was smaller, but similar in concept. It is a great shame the vision was not put to the test, while the project had the environmental champions willing to take up the chalice. Today, fleet operations could be even more convenient using green hydrogen based fuels such as methanol, to supplement solar powered water filtration and fish net & rope treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

 

Is causing acid oceans from fossil fuel exhausts, melting our ice caps to flood islands all around the world, in some kind of genocidal attack by oil and coal merchants who don't care in the slightest, and pay spin doctors to lie to the public, to buy them more time to profit from the black death they are purveying. What are these climate criminals like, and why are our world leaders allowing them to get away with it.

 

They are fraudsters. Like the tobacco companies who portrayed smoking as healthy. They also knew what they were doing, causing the deaths of millions with lung cancer.

 

What is the difference?

 

This sort of deception must be criminalized.

 

You, cannot be allowed to (in effect) murder millions of people, to become personally wealthy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE GOLD STANDARD - Food should be the new Gold Standard. Planet earth can only grow so much grain and vegetables, produce so many fish and trees, and support so much livestock, sustainably. This should be the new currency upon which the world trades. With paper money that is actually worth something when the chips are down.

 

 

 

 

TOXIC OCEAN PLASTIC

 

Potentially more dangerous in terms of ocean conservation and long term food security, plastic in its many forms is invading marine life, to include seabirds, fish and marine mammals. Some shellfish beds are already too dangerous to use for human consumption.

 

Human health is at risk from carcinogens, with men potentially becoming sterile, like some whales. Mothers too are at risk from seafood toxins, and their babies.

 

 

 

ABS - BIOMAGNIFICATION - CANCER - CARRIER BAGS - COTTON BUDS - DDT - FISHING NETSHEAVY METALS 

 MARINE LITTER - MICROBEADS - MICRO PLASTICS - NYLON - OCEAN GYRES - OCEAN WASTE

 PACKAGING - PCBS - PET - PLASTIC - PLASTICS -  POLYCARBONATE - POLYSTYRENE - POLYPROPYLENE - POLYTHENE - POPS

  PVC - SHOES - SINGLE USE - SOUP - STRAWS - WATER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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