Sunday, August 03, 2014

After brutal winter and cool summer, UK paper blames Toledo water crisis on global warming

Lake Michigan, March, 2014
Even though last winter saw the second-highest ever of ice coverage on the Great Lakes, a left-wing British newspaper, the Guardian, is blaming agricultural--and global warming--for the toxic algal blooms that have made Toledo's water supply unsafe. The Ohio city gets its drinking water from Lake Erie.

From that paper:
The main cause for such algal blooms is an overload of phosphorus, which washes into lakes from commercial fertiliser used by farming operations as well as urban water-treatment centres. Hotter and longer summers (emphasis mine) also promote the spread of the blue-green scum.
Oh, in regards to this summer, northern Ohio, like the rest of Midwest, is experiencing a very cool summer.

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