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The effect of global warming on ocean life

A study, published in the science journal Nature, resulting from a decade-long analysis of the oceans by NASA's SeaWiFS satellite which measured the changing colors of the waters caused by changing levels of phytoplankton, sheds light on the devastating effects global warming has on phytoplankton.

These microscopic plants that live in the surface layer of the oceans are not only the foundation of the marine food chain, but every day they take more than 100 million tones of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. According to lead researcher Michael Behrenfeld, “This study shows that as the climate warms, phytoplankton production goes down, but this also means that carbon dioxide uptake by ocean plants will decrease ... making the problem worse."

To read the full article please visit http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/

Human activity has impacted Earth’s complex and fragile ecosystems. The vast evidence gathered throughout the years should be enough to compel humanity to relate to God’s creation in a way that honors our Creator. We might not see the devastating effects of our actions during our lifetime, but generations to come will suffer from hardships due to our poor stewardship. Animal agriculture contributes greatly to global warming but the transition to a plant-base diet can help reduce global warming gas emissions.

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