Ugh oh, the world really is falling apart!
As a kid, if you ever watched The Magic School Bus, you probably heard of phytoplankton. It's the stuff that keeps the oceans running. It's an oxygen supplier and major food source for the world, but for some reason, it keeps disappearing.
Phytoplankton makes up half of all plant matter around the globe, but since 1950, has dropped 40%! Half the world's plant matter!? If phytoplankton is dropping that much and we're still chopping down the rain forests, aren't we going to run out of oxygen!?
Some recent satellite images have shown the ocean turning from green to blue as a result of phytoplankton declines. Yikes!
With less phytoplankton around, fish have less to eat. As the decline works its way up the food chain, fishermen will have less to catch and fish-eaters less to eat. So fish will starve, then we'll have no fish to eat!
Scientists think the whole issue is caused by warming climates. Damn you global warming!
We have to try and reverse this! People say blue oceans are "so beautiful," but blue means they're full of nothing! No animals, no plants - NOTHING!
Lets take care of our friends in the oceans and fix this!
[Image via AP Images.]
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