Originally posted on Robert Kyriakides's Weblog:

We think of the oceans as being so vast that they can absorb whatever we humans throw at them or into them. For centuries sailors have tossed their garbage into the sea, and as we humans have burnt more and more fossil fuel, so the by-product of combustion, carbon dioxide, has been absorbed by the ocean turning it very mildly acidic. We have run sewage pipes into the ocean, letting our waste that has been processed by our bodies into the seas, and have discovered that it is better to let the waste discharge into deeper water, we have from time to time extended our sewage runs.

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About Salman Zafar

Salman Zafar is a renowned expert in waste management, renewable energy and sustainable development. He is the Founder of EcoMENA, a Doha-based organization meant to promote sustainable development and create environmental awareness in MENA countries. Salman possesses Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University (Aligarh, India) and has successfully accomplished a wide range of projects, mainly in the areas of biogas technology, biomass energy, waste-to-energy and solid waste management. Salman is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on clean energy technologies and waste management systems through his websites, blogs and articles. He has participated in various international conferences as session chair, keynote speaker and panelist. Salman is a prolific writer and has authored numerous articles in reputed journals, magazines and newsletters on renewable energy and environmental issues. He is based in India and can be reached at salman@bioenergyconsult.com or salman@ecomena.org

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