April 6, 2014

How Europe Is Destroying the Baltic Sea

Alex B. Berezow, RealClearScience

The Associated Press

Europeans are rather proud of how environmentally superior they believe themselves to be. For instance, Europeans were indignant when the U.S. decided to not ratify the Kyoto Protocol. In Germany, environmentalism is trendy, and the Green Party is actually a viable political organization, holding 10% of the seats in Parliament. Europeans also unscientifically (and ironically) reject nuclear power and GMOs, all over supposed concern for the environment. But, Europe has a dirty little secret. Actually, it's not all that little. Seven of the ten biggest "dead zones" in the world are in the Baltic Sea, right in Europe's backyard. And new research in PNAS says it's mostly their fault.

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