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Breaking: Ship carrying 180 Tons of Ammonium Nitrate just sank in the Pacific, Costa Rica.

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Event date: 05:54:15 PM 03/05/2015
Country: Costa Rica
Short details: Costa Rican authorities declared an emergency on Sunday after a ship carrying 180 tons of ammonium nitrate sunk off the country's Pacific coast.

Costa Rican officials issue red alert following ammonium nitrate spill in Nicoya Gulf
[link to www.ticotimes.net]


Just curious what 180 tons of ammonium nitrate would do to plankton and algae if it was dumped into the pacific. Massive Algae bloom? More fish kill?

We're about to find out I guess.

The pacific is tuning into a huge toilet.

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That is weird let me check the edit log: Yeh a mod edited it out. It had a glp link in it.

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It will create a massive dead zone. It's the same thing as fertilizers from Midwest farms washing into the Mississippi River, which sends it into the Gulf of Mexico. It destroys fishing and kills oyster beds. After WWII mountains of ammonium nitrate were left over from bomb-making. It's now used to make synthetic fertilizers, like 8-8-8. It allows farmers to grow crops, but the tilling and spraying and NPK applications destroy the nutrients in topsoil, which makes people deficient in essential elements, like boron

Boron-deficient people get arthritis.

OK, enough thread derailment. Bit it is all connected. Globalists wreck the planet with great abandon. The Pacific is dying, maybe dead, from overfishing, decomposing plastic, chemicals, and Fukishima. Now the Atlantic. 

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Ammonium nitrate is used by the company Fertica for the manufacture of fertilizers, and ocean dumping affects the food chain in the short, medium or long term as well as immediate death by asphyxiation of various species for human consumption, as It is happening in the Gulf of Nicoya.

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It will create a massive dead zone. It's the same thing as fertilizers from Midwest farms washing into the Mississippi River, which sends it into the Gulf of Mexico. It destroys fishing and kills oyster beds. After WWII mountains of ammonium nitrate were left over from bomb-making. It's now used to make synthetic fertilizers, like 8-8-8. It allows farmers to grow crops, but the tilling and spraying and NPK applications destroy the nutrients in topsoil, which makes people deficient in essential elements, like boron

Boron-deficient people get arthritis.

OK, enough thread derailment. Bit it is all connected. Globalists wreck the planet with great abandon. The Pacific is dying, maybe dead, from overfishing, decomposing plastic, chemicals, and Fukishima. Now the Atlantic. 

​I dont think the planet can get any more wrecked than it has over the past 20 years. All these man-made disasters although some natural in cause like fukushima. Vast quantities of wildlife dying. From both air/land/sea and not humans will start to feel the effects of this soon enough in terms of health and food supply.

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It will create a massive dead zone. It's the same thing as fertilizers from Midwest farms washing into the Mississippi River, which sends it into the Gulf of Mexico. It destroys fishing and kills oyster beds. After WWII mountains of ammonium nitrate were left over from bomb-making. It's now used to make synthetic fertilizers, like 8-8-8. It allows farmers to grow crops, but the tilling and spraying and NPK applications destroy the nutrients in topsoil, which makes people deficient in essential elements, like boron

Boron-deficient people get arthritis.

OK, enough thread derailment. Bit it is all connected. Globalists wreck the planet with great abandon. The Pacific is dying, maybe dead, from overfishing, decomposing plastic, chemicals, and Fukishima. Now the Atlantic. 

​We know how to farm better but it seems as though humanity has it's collective head up its ass. I forget the figures, but we need an increase of some odd million acres of farmland to feed the growing population, but instead we're losing millions of acres each year to soil degradation due to shitty farming practices. We need smaller, mixed farms where manageable amounts of animal manure are returned to the land to build topsoil, which minimises run off. BAU needs to change but I'm not holding my breath.

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Further apologies for thread drift, but carrying on from my last post

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/25/treating-soil-like-dirt-fatal-mistake-human-life

[snip]“Upon this handful of soil our survival depends. Husband it and it will grow our food, our fuel and our shelter and surround us with beauty. Abuse it and the soil will collapse and die, taking humanity with it.”

The issue hasn’t changed, but we have. Landowners around the world are now engaged in an orgy of soil destruction so intense that, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, the world on average has just 60 more years of growing crops. Even in Britain, which is spared the tropical downpours that so quickly strip exposed soil from the land, Farmers Weekly reports, we have “only 100 harvests left”. [snip]

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