Montreal Simon: The Angry Ocean and the Coming Apocalypse

I grew up by the sea. I learned to read its many moods. I learned when it was safe to swim in it or sail on it, and when it was dangerous.I knew the toll it took on those who set out in small boats to harvest its bounty. But these days you don't have to ...

Montreal Simon: The Warming Oceans and the Cloud of Death

About a year ago people fishing off the coast of Oregon began to notice a disturbing phenomenon. Crabs and baby octopuses climbing up their anchor ropes in a desperate attempt to escape something on the bottom of the sea.And the explanation couldn't be more ominous.Read more »

The Disaffected Lib: There’s This Story Making the Rounds…

It’s an item from Reuters that has been picked up by a number of newspapers, including The Globe & Mail.  It concerns a study that found one species of algae has managed to adapt fairly quickly to warming and more acidic oceans. What’s interesting is that the authors of the study went to great lengths to ...