When You Fill Up It Smells Like The Sea

While we abuse every square inch of our beautiful Oceans they in turn keep giving. Reading more and more about algae based biofuel I realize that this might really well be a good alternative to our retarded ways (read polluting, overpaying and going to war for crude oil). I am very well aware that we will need,not just one, but a combination of sustainable alternative energies to replace our addiction to crude oil. The ocean can help us create a ton of energy in many different,sustainable, creative and cool ways. Check out the Oceanminded energy video feed on Oceanminds.com to learn more about it .
On a more organic matter side of things,a lot of researchers are working on Algae Biofuel, a more realistic biofuel solution since we do not end up tapping into our food ressources and land to make fuel. I feel that algae based biofuel has not been publicized much and a lot of us do not know about this alternative.
Here are a few online resources I have found useful to better understand how this process works. I encourage every single one of you to understand and learn as much as you can about alternative energies, their advantages and inconvenients in order to take part in the rather crucial energy debate ahead.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algae_fuel
http://algaefuel.org/
Algae Fuel The Wave Of The Future

You may now return to your daily occupation

OM~

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  1. Ocean Acidification is now irreversible… at least on timescales of at least… TENS of THOUSANDS of years…

    Even with stabilisation of atmospheric CO2 at 450 ppm, Ocean Acidification will have profound impacts (death and extinction) on many marine systems.

    LARGE and rapid reductions of global CO2 emissions are needed globally by at LEAST 50% by 2050.

    Analysis of past events in Earth’s geologic history suggests that chemical recovery (normal pH for LIFE in the Ocean) will take TENS of THOUSANDS of years – while the recovery of ecosystem function and biological diversity (LIFE AS WE KNOW IT) can take much longer. (MILLIONS OF YEARS)

    http://interacademies.net/10878/13951.aspx

    ..:: “Every day, 70 MILLION TONS of CO2 are released into Earth’s atmosphere. ( remaining in the atmosphere for thousands of years )

    ..:: “Every day, 20 MILLION TONS of that CO2 are absorbed into the OCEANS, thereby increasing the overall ACIDITY of the OCEANS.

    By 2100, Ocean acidity will increase another 150 to 200 hundred percent.

    This is a dramatic change in the acidity of the oceans. And it has a serious impact on our ocean ecosystems; in particular, it has an impact on any species of calcifying organism that produces a calcium carbonate SHELL.
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    http://www.ClimateWatch.NOAA.gov/video/2010/origin-impacts-ocean-acidification

    ..:: “These are changes that are occurring far too fast for the oceans to correct naturally, said Dr Richard Feely with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    ..:: “Fifty-five million years ago when we had an event like this (and that took over 10,000 years to occur), it took the oceans over 125,000 years to recover, just to get the chemistry back to normal,” he told BBC News.

    ..:: “It took two to 10 million years for the organisms to re-evolve, to get back into a normal situation.

    ..:: “So what we do over the next 100 years will have implications for ocean ecosystems from tens of thousands to millions of years. That’s the implication of what we’re doing to the oceans right now.”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17088154

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    http://ecodelmar.org/phytoplankton
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    Calling all “Ocean Defenders”, to INFORM the UN-informed “voting” American public of the danger of atmospheric CO2 produced by fossil fuel combustion… leading to global warming and Ocean Acidification… leading to the extinction of the base of the food chain in the Ocean and the loss of oxygen producing phytoplankton that is essential for Life on Earth… the only known planet with Life, as we know it, in the entire universe.

    Keep saying it to everyone… until everyone is saying it to you.

    http://EcoDelMar.org/phytoplankton

    Until a critical mass of American “voters” can actually understand the OA problem, and stop living in denial, there will be no “political will” to solve the problem… mainly caused by Americans and the US military, ( http://EcoDelMar.org/Green_Military ) … while believing their “might is right”… and believing in the infallibility of the human ego, while ignoring their own Spiritual appreciation/gratitude for Life itself… in effect, worshiping golden idols over Life.

    While a critical mass of American “voters” stubbornly cling to a blatant denial of the findings of 98% of the top scientists of all time… the problem will not be seen by the “voters”… until it is too late.

    http://EcoDelMar.org/MBA_blindness

    ~ Capt LL

    http://EcoDelMar.org/

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