Toxic Blue Green Algae: Climate-Pumped Threat to Pets, and People | Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Toxic Blue Green Algae: Climate-Pumped Threat to Pets, and People | Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Sad story of pets succumbing to toxic blue green algae in a pond – but nowhere mentioned is the climate connection – that these species of algae are favored by warmer waters, and spreading north in response to climate change.

This month is the 5 year anniversary of the Toledo water crisis, when 450,000 people in an American city were told their water might be poisoned, and dependent on deliveries of drinking water for several days – something most westerners associate with refugees in developing nations.

If that’s new information to you, here’s an account from Michigan Radio:

Michigan Radio:

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