Biosphere effects of Fukushima and the BP oil spill (part 2).

This photo was taken 8 days ago at a park a few miles from my home.

In order to test the hypothesis of increasing ground-level ozone levels, ozone data was obtained from the Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii. This is considered an ideal location for observing global trends in atmospheric concentrations of ozone, carbon dioxide, and other substances. The data series consisted of maximum hourly observations of ozone per day, in parts per billion. The dates ranged from January 1, 2004 to September 20, 2012.

Ozone concentrations are indeed rising over this time interval (Pearson r = 0.08, P < .0001). The time series was then sliced into two, three different times by three cutpoints. The first cutpoint was the initiation of the energy bill (1/1/2008), the second was the BP oil spill (4/20/2010), and the third was the Fukushima catastrophe (3/11/2011). The ozone levels before and after these three events were compared using optimal discriminant analysis (ODA).

Comparison .................... Direction ... Effect Strength . P < Before & after energy bill ..... positive ......... 6.1% ..... 0.008 Before & after BP oil spill..... positive ......... 8.1% ..... 0.001 Before & after Fukushima ....... positive ......... 6.4% ..... 0.050

The best fit is obtained from the BP oil spill. Ozone certainly increased significantly after the energy bill went into effect, however. Fukushima effects are also significant, but at a lower level than the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Effects of radioactive contamination on plants, and possible potentiation by ozone will be discussed in a future post.

IMPORTANT: I am developing a visual database on plant damage, which will include North America (to begin with), and will extend in time from 2008 to the present. It is located at:

Most of the photos are in Flickr. To zoom in, click on the picture, then click on "View all sizes" on the upper right, and then select the resolution you want. You can also zoom in using the mouse wheel while holding down the Ctrl key.

PLEASE HELP ME NAME THIS PROJECT. I need a catchy name that can be referred to by an acronym. GPFDP is not good. TIA.

37 thoughts on “Biosphere effects of Fukushima and the BP oil spill (part 2).

  1. Fascinating analysis. It would explain why people are detecting such high ozone levels with their geiger counters around the country.

    And it potentially contributes to our understanding of the ongoing crop collapse in the US this year.

    The USDA just announced still lower projections for the US corn and soybean crops. Corn is especially in bad shape.

    My head has hurt very bad for almost 2 weeks now. Stock thinks something happened in Fukushima around Sep 17. I don’t know what could have transpired, but the rad levels are definitely high in many locations around the country…

  2. If this is any help, these photos were taken in October, 2010 after the oil spill, in Ormond Bch. Fl. I had been noticing much damage for months ! Lots of photos.

    Plants are Showing Us There Is Something in The Rain. (Pictures …
    Oct 11, 2010 … By xdrfox (Reporter) Contributor profile | More stories … Plants are Showing Us There Is Something in The Rain. (Pictures). Monday, October 11 …

  3. Bobby1,
    I read a lot about the chemicals in the corexit and Sea-brat that they used, it acted as a disruptor on the growth of things ! In humans it would affect the thyroid that is responsible for so many critical growth and functions of the body !

    I stated noticing las year leaves are growing as a drape, bunched, cramped, instead of the normal pattern ! Like a theater curtain, or lining in a coffin !

    At that time photos were coming in from around the world with damage like the ones I found ! Many on uTube also !
    On a link to your story, I added Some good newer videos are on the bottom of this page:

    Radioactive fallout killing foliage.
    To Japan Earthquake on Monday Oct 15 2012

    It is frighting what they are doing to our home !

  4. This shows the lake now is full of oil again, …compared to last week when they skimmed all the oil off it !

    Bayou Corne Sinkhole Flyover, odor was the heaviest and strongest I have ever experienced in all my time in Louisiana. *PHOTOS*
    To Gulf Oil Spill on Sunday Oct 14 2012

    This is a good site to get updates:

  5. “Here is one we need to look into”: Videos and photos !

    photos for many articles about Fukushima radiation..
    You wont believe this… I was over at The Halifax Public Gardens where all the trees are sick and dying..
    I was zoomed into a flower doing a close up
    I was photographing a bee that landed and it started to eat in the center of the flower and it died instantly..
    The shit that is killing the plants is killing the bees..
    That bee died instantly and became stuck to the flower…it was so frightening to see it as it happened up close.. you the truth..

    • I just put Nova Scotia into the database:

      Interesting to note that the worst damage is on the southeast coast, the side that faces the Atlantic. Wasn’t the Gulf oil spill supposed to go into the Gulf stream? That might explain it, because coastal communities get more of their weather from the ocean, than locations farther inland.

  6. The aerial spraying, at least in parts of California, seems to be dropping to the ground quicker than before. Heavy night spraying. Particle Mist does not stay suspended. Has the look of morning fog, evening fog and general haze. Very concerning.

  7. Yes,…it’s BOTH,…GOM and FUKU,….and whatever else we don’t know about (yet)!

    Had a second cognition last night,…..this time I won’t wave it off.
    Why, we ask,…..are all governments ignoring this?
    The answer is simple,…….it’s the same thing ‘we’ talk about their doings in Japan to the terminally ill,….they lie to them. They keep them in the dark about the terminal nature of their sicknesses. Ostensibly to be ‘kind’ to the suffering!
    I now believe it is as simple and macabre as that!

    • What I showed you last week :

      “11. Chernobyl’s Radioactive Impact
      on Microbial Biota
      Alexey V. Yablokov
      Of the few microorganisms that have been studied, all underwent rapid changes in the areas heavily contaminated by Chernobyl. Organisms such as tuberculosis bacilli; hepatitis, herpes, and tobacco mosaic viruses; cytomegalovirus; and soil micromycetes
      and bacteria were activated in various ways. The ultimate long-term consequences for the Chernobyl microbiologic biota may be worse than what we know today. Compared to humans and other mammals, the profound changes that take place among these
      small live organisms with rapid reproductive turnover do not bode well for the health and survival of other species.
      One gram of soil contains some 2,500,000,000 microorganisms (bacteria,microfungi, and protozoa).
      Up to 3 kg of the mass of an adult human body is made up of bacteria, viruses, and microfungi.
      In spite of the fact that these represent such important and fundamentally live ecosystems there are only scarce data on the various microbiological consequences of the Chernobyl
      pg 281 opening of section 11
      “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment”
      Alexey Yablokov, Vasily Nesterenko and Alexey Nesterenko
      Contributing Editor, Janette Sherman
      NY Academy of Sciences, Volume 1181, 2009.
      5,000 Slavic language studies reviews, over 1,400 cited.

  8. Earth below giant Louisiana sinkhole being ‘moved up’
    November 4, 2012 Texas Brine update for November 4, 2012. Download a PDF of the complete document here: 2012-11-04_TBC-Update.pdf
    Read story I published last month, video !
    The Earth Expansion Theory in the Gulf of Mexico, Salt domes being heated ! *VIDEO*155
    To Gulf Oil Spill on Tuesday Oct 02 2012 13:03

  9. I have just received research from my colleague Dr. Paul Yarnold, which indicates that Fukushima radiation is indeed associated with higher global surface ozone levels. This will be coming out sometime in the near future.

      • He is more interested in the technical details of the data analysis. This is itself very cool. But he also has done research on fracking and how it is killing people.

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