Leave it to the American media to ignore most of these stories, or simply fail to connect the dots. As you read the articles, realize that the “mystery” of “why” this is happening is being deliberately ignored or glossed over. Red algae is caused by warming water. Warming water is caused by climate change.
The water is warming far ahead of the habitability of the animals that live there, impacting their food supply and oxygen levels.
In a newly published paper in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, researchers warn that declining oxygen levels worldwide kill animals, but that the diversity of life in the Pacific Ocean is at particular risk.
Let’s be honest here – how many of you thought it was going to be humans that died first from climate change? Not so. Not in any significant numbers. It’s going to be the biosphere that dies first and the wildlife within it. Most humans will find a way to survive (slightly) longer then the dying biosphere.
Wit’s End has been long documenting the death of the forests, but living things live in the forests. And in the oceans, lakes, rivers and streams. Humans have done an absolutely terrible job “combating” climate change and this means wildlife death will be very widespread. And it’s going to get a lot worse.