One of the greatest threats known to the living world

Today, Alexandra Morton wrote the following passage with all seriousness.

… While the governments of British Columbia and Canada turn a blind-eye, I believe the Norwegian salmon feedlots operating in BC are perpetrating one of the greatest threats known to the living world. Turning feedlot viruses from the Atlantic Ocean loose into the Pacific is damage that might not ever be repaired.

That’s right. B.C. salmon farms are one of the greatest threats known to the living world, in Ms. Morton’s mind.

Greater than this:

Coal power plant smokestacks

Greater than this:

Deforestation in Brazil

Greater than this:

Artist rendition of asteroid hitting earth

Greater than this:

Desertification in China

Greater than this:

Religious violence

Greater than this:

Bottom trawling seen from space

And even apparently greater than this:

Ocean acidification

Yep, forget all that other stuff. Salmon farms, specifically in B.C., are one of the greatest threats known to the living world.

Clearly, the woman who wrote this is not the woman who once opened up a whole new field of scientific investigation and discovery (although her premise was flawed, she did open up the door for a lot of good science about sea lice).

The woman who wrote this is no longer interested in context, facts, science and where the data leads. The woman who wrote this has a moralistic, quasi-religious and blind vendetta against B.C. salmon farms.

So why does she still get quoted as a “scientist?” She tossed that hat away years ago.

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3 thoughts on “One of the greatest threats known to the living world”

  1. Hi I am a marine area manager with Snowisland salmon in Nova Scotia, there has been a lot of media as of late I was hoping you could post our story so we can get some support through your group. You can get our story on face book thanks if you have any questioned pls contact me.

    Clinton McCulloch Farm Manager. Snow Island Salmon. 902-219-0174. clint@snowisland.ca

  2. You were doing so great there for a while! What the hell happened??? You are back to reacting to what Morton said and character assination! Where is the science in this????!!

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