The world’s oceans in 2021 witnessed the hottest temperatures in recorded history. (Source: Lijing Cheng, et al, Another Record: Ocean Warming Continues
Source: The Oceans Are Overheating – CounterPunch.org
The aquatic food web has been seriously compromised by chemical pollution and climate change
Source: Pollution Report: Oceans are ‘at the precipice of disaster’ | Climate & Capitalism
A new phase in humanity’s relationship with the biosphere, where the ocean is not only crucial but is being fundamentally changed”…
Source: MR Online | Blue Acceleration: Capitalism’s growing assault on the oceans
It’s a stark assessment of ocean temperatures, the best measure for how much the world has heated.
Source: ‘5 Hiroshima Bombs of Heat, Every Second’: The World’s Oceans Absorbed Record-Level Heat Last Year – VICE
As these advocates and unlikely allies put it, oysters are a keystone species. They are literally the filters of bays and estuaries and even of whole oceans. They create the habitat other species like mussels and barnacles and clams and fish need to survive. It’s time, then, as Lewis Carroll’s Walrus puts it, to talk about oysters.
Source: The Time Has Come to Talk About Oysters – Los Angeles Review of Books