NASA’s satellite imaging states that the mass of phytoplankton plants has been reducing by 1% year on year over the last 20 years. Research by Dalhousie University, published in NATURE, confirms a reduction of more than 40% during the last 50 years (Up to 2012). Given that plankton provide more than 70% of our oxygen and remove most of our carbon dioxide, this is BAD news. Over the next 25 years we will have lost 75% of all plankton, the oceans will become more acidic, and the ecosystems will crash. We will lose most of the whales, seals, birds and the fish, and along with them a food supply for billions of people. Life on Earth is going to change, in fact life on earth may become impossible. It doesn’t take science to tell you we cannot survive without healthy oceans, common sense tells us we need to stop poisoning them with toxic chemicals and plastic. If we had not killed more than 50% of the plankton with toxic chemicals since the chemical revolution during the 1950’s, then we would not have had elevated CO2 and climate change.
Every other breath you take comes from the world’s oceans. In fact, the science indicates that 70% of the planet’s oxygen is generated by plankton. The microscopic plants and animals, drifting throughout the oceans, use photosynthesis to generate oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from
our atmosphere. They are the basis of our food chain and the lungs of the planet. Quite simply, plankton is the foundation of our existence, and all life on Earth depends upon plankton.
The GOES Foundation is taking urgent action to lead the essential sea change needed to restore plankton levels and it is this action that can address ocean acidification and global warming. We’re a team of thinking, breathing, well-connected human beings and we believe it is possible to prevent a catastrophic collapse of our life on earth, but we need to take decisive action over the next 10 years or it will be too late. GOES is working worldwide to halt the poisoning of the oceans by advocating that we should all take a non-toxic approach to how we live: design out and ban all toxic chemicals, hazardous waste and plastics. By preventing toxic chemicals entering the ecosystem, we can accelerate the recovery of the plankton, health of the oceans and start absorbing more carbon dioxide out from the atmosphere. Universal sea change requires global engagement. AND it’s easy for you to help. Whether you’re in a position of influence, sailing the oceans or you are simply eager to change a few bad buying habits and protect the world you live in, it’s time to act — go non-toxic!
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The GOES Foundation is taking urgent action to lead the essential and universal sea change needed to address climate change. We are working worldwide to hold back the toxic wave that is poisoning our oceans.
GOES engages people and organizations at every level of society, from children to world leaders and intrepid adventurers who help by sailing over the oceans at high and low latitudes to collect our plankton samples.
GOES uses all the digital technology and AI tools it can to demonstrate the need for the urgent ban of all toxic chemicals, hazardous waste and plastics from households and industry.
We should really just take a precautionary approach, or a reality check and just stop using highly toxic chemicals. GOES will endeavour to collect thousands of samples to provide indisputable evidence to help policy makers accelerate their decision making and help get these chemicals out of our lives.
Calling all thinking, breathing human beings! Join our growing team of partners and supporters. Wherever you are and whatever you do, please get in touch with us. Whether you are an interested individual or part of an organisation, please contact us. Together we can create the sea change needed to hold back the toxic wave and safeguard the health and wellbeing of every living creature, from people to plankton and everything in between.Join Us
Through public awareness and easy access educational and learning resources, GOES inspires, mobilises and supports adults and children to change the way they live, and to choose the least toxic products to eat, clean or use in the shower.
Speak plankton to everyone, including those in authority!
GOES exists to communicate the urgent need for a change in the global procurement and use of ocean toxic chemicals at every level of society. By engaging with key players in industry, government, science, media and education, we equip those who can make industrial and social change with the information they need to make informed decisions.
Plankton citizen science
It is the ocean sailors around the globe who traverse the open seas who make the GOES project utterly unique. They are at the heart of our research community and their contribution to the GOES metadata which will inform us on the presence of specific persistent chemicals. The GOES Global Oceanic Environmental Survey is our practical and immediate response to the often financially, logistically challenging scientific surveys. By harnessing the ocean-loving enthusiasm of the international sailing community and providing them with plankton sampling kits, GOES will collect thousands of vitally important samples of plankton from remote places all around the globe.