“If The Oceans Die, We Die”

Here’s one of the things that disturb me: you take a real environmental issue, and then quickly move on to SJW/Warmist garbage

Margaret Atwood: ‘If the ocean dies, so do we’

The celebrated author Margaret Atwood has told a conference that humanity’s future is linked to the survival of ocean ecosystems.

Commenting on ocean plastic pollution, she said: “Something has to be done… If the ocean dies; end of us.”

Ms Atwood was speaking at the Under Her Eye summit in London.

Plastic in the ocean seems like a rather important, right? It’s in the headline. In fact, you have to scroll way down in the article before you get more information about this, because the article spends a lot of time on

The conference, held at the British Library, also heard that climate change disproportionately affects women on a global scale.

In addition, their voices are “too rarely heard” in top level climate change discussions.

Aiming to tackle key environmental issues “from a female perspective”, the event hosted a range of policy makers, artists and scientists.

Eventually, we get to

Also on the agenda were solutions to climate change and environmental issues that women are uniquely equipped to tackle.

Kath Clements, from UK company Mooncup which makes re-usable menstrual cups as an alternative to disposable sanitary products, cited the environmental impact of the “1.5 billion menstrual products flushed in the UK annually”.

Other organisations, like the Women’s Environmental Network, are moving to campaign for “periods without plastic” – seeking a reduction in the use of disposable menstrual products, and more education around reusable options.

Bloody Good Period, who donate sanitary products to asylum seekers in the UK, are also looking to use more environmentally friendly items says founder Gabby Edlin.

Ms. Atwood is very much in favor of banning plastic straws and says

“Something has to be done about plastic going into the ocean and it has to be done pretty quick… That’s where 60-80% of the oxygen than we breathe comes from,” she said.

She’s right in that the majority of O2 comes from the ocean, particularly from planktons. And, we do need to do things to reduce ocean pollution as much as possible, including from plastics. You don’t have to be a Warmist or envirowacko to be an environmentalist.

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11 Responses to ““If The Oceans Die, We Die””

  1. Jeffery says:

    Global warming affects the environment, including the oceans which cover two-thirds of the Earth’s surface. The greatest change in the oceans’ chemistry is from CO2 being added to the atmosphere. Of course it is worthy of our concern.

    • david7134 says:

      As you lie and distort on everything, why should anyone pay attention to you ridiculous uttering.

      • Jeffery says:

        We thought you were talking about your Lyin’ God-king, tRumpelstitskin.

        Please point out my lies and I will try to correct them.

        Do you dispute that global warming affects the Earth? Do you dispute that the Earth’s surface is 2/3rds water? Is atmospheric CO2 NOT causing changes in the oceans?

        • david7134 says:

          CO2 is doing nothing. As to your reference to loss of ice at both poles, you obvious know nothing of the geothermal activity that is the cause, or if you do you are lying again.

    • formwiz says:

      Photosynthesis ring any bells?

  2. xtron says:

    all that plastic is probably settling to the bottom of the ocean filling it up. that would explain the rise in sea level…..hey, it’s easier to prove than global warming.

    • Jeffery says:

      Is it easier to prove? What’s your evidence? The GOPhers recently advanced the notion that it’s rocks tumbling into the ocean causing the sea level rise.

      Pretty solid science demonstrates that water expands as it warms and that the water from melting land ice has to go somewhere.

      • formwiz says:

        Ever put ice cubes in a glass of water?

        • Jeffery says:


          Note the specific “melting land ice”, not sea ice. So the melting Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets (on land) will cause sea level rise. Melting Arctic sea ice will not. Got it?

          But thanks for playing.

          • drowningpuppies says:

            For extra points maybe the nignorant one can tell us where else the water goes when it’s warmed.


  3. Professor Hale says:

    So tell the Chinese and Indians to stop dumping everything into the rivers and oceans in their part of the world. Not using a drinking straw in the UK, EU or North America does nothing to the global amount of plastics in the oceans. Nothing but continue to make civilized people feel responsible for what everyone else is doing. Just like the environmentalists NEVER criticized the old USSR and China for their massive pollution over decades. It’s always more profitable for your NGO to make civilized people feel guilty. Civilized people have money and conscience. environmental activists and NGOs put the two together for profits.

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