We'd like to think large industrial giants contribute most to water pollution but it's not true, farms are by far the major source of water pollution. Just in the US alone farm runoff all eventually ends up in the Mississippi nd then drains into the Caribbean Sea. The net result of this now is all the Atlantic Elkhorn coral is now dead, the coral necropsies all show the immune system of the coral is taken out by antifungals and they fall prey to simple infections and die.
"Seafood is a main source of human exposure to environmental pollutants, such as methyl mercury and lipophilic contaminants, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). In addition perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) biomagnify in ocean food chains, with the highest concentrations in marine mammals at high trophic levels. The investigators recently discovered that PFCs may adversely impact on human immune system development. Thus, in Faroese children, elevated PFC exposures were associated with reduced humoral immune response to routine childhood immunizations. The investigators now propose to extend this observation by utilizing existing and unique birth cohorts of Faroese and Greenlanders with high levels of seafood intake and traditional consumption of marine mammals high in ocean food chains"
Now imagine you're coral. Imagine how much more your immune system is suppressed bathing in these pollutants 24x7. With suppressed immune systems coral falls victim to pathogens it would normally be able to defend against.
Air pollution: Half a million early deaths in Europe despite progress
"The EEA said a wider assessment included in the report had found that early deaths each year due to PM2.5 had been cut "by about half a million" since 1990."
half a million since 1900. Seven million die of this a year according to the BBC, so since 1990 is 28 years and at 7 million a year that's 196 million people. And they've shaved 500 thou off that? Is this a joke?
Notice that they're talking about a half a million poeple that didn't die since 1990 ignoring the 196 million that did?