Dr. Melanie Bergmann 🐘MBergmann🐘mstdn.social Profile picture
Team Science. Marine biologist researching #Arctic #DeepSea & #plastic pollution; born at 326,68 ppm (she/her, sie/ihr). @MBergmann@mstdn.social
May 26 10 tweets 10 min read
1/ As #OceanCleanUp seeks to make a wave to strengthen its business model,it's important to remember that #plastic pollution is not just a waste issue,which is why a mandate was given to negotiate an agreement that covers the entire life cycle of #plastics.nature.com/articles/s4301… 2/ In one of the webinars that I visited recently to prepare for these negotiations, it was said, that there is now overwhelming evidence of health effects at every stage of #plastics lifecycle, nicely put together in the @minderoo report 👇#PlasticsTreaty
annalsofglobalhealth.org/articles/10.53… Image
May 24 5 tweets 5 min read
@BCarneyAlmroth @ScientistsCoa highlights the need for chemical transparency & simplification
in #plastics design & production caps in the #PlasticsTreaty to return to safe planetary boundaries. She warns against delaying narratives from the industry playbook used to sow doubts. Image @BCarneyAlmroth also shares that high-level industry representatives have imparted their aim to increase #plastic production and that chemical transparency is out of question because of industrial property rights & legal frameworks. #PlasticsTreaty Image
May 5 4 tweets 3 min read
1/ According to a new study, floating marine life, known as “#neuston,” often ends up in the same places as #plastic says @RebeccaRHelm. Apparently, buoyant plastic debris and organisms tend to float up & clump together in water, like cereal in a bowl. wired.co.uk/article/ocean-… 2/ Here's the link to the study, which IMO emphasizes again, that we urgently need international science-based criteria for environmental impact assessments in place BEFORE such technologies are allowed to be implemented in the #HighSeas. #plastic #BBNJ
journals.plos.org/plosbiology/ar…
Aug 30, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
1/n Heute möchte ich Werbung für eine neue Strategie machen die uns zielgerichtet weiterbringen könnte: kommunale Klimaentscheide unterstützt durch @germanzero! Es läuft dabei darauf hinaus,für Deine Stadt/Ort einen Bürger:innentscheid für Klimaneutralität 2030/2035 durchzuführen 2/n
-Forme ein Kernteam
-Erstelle mit @GermanZero einen #Klimastadtplan
-Nutze Netzwerke & sammle die erforderlichen Unterschriften f ein Bürger:innenbegehren
-Falls erfolgreich sammelt ihr Unterschriften für einen Bürger:innenentscheid. Am besten bei #BTW21 (hohe Beteiligung)
May 28, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
1/3 “[B]ecause of the immense size and depth of the ocean,” Brito-Morales explains, “warming that will already have been absorbed at the ocean surface will mix into deeper waters, meaning that marine life in the deep ocean ... cosmosmagazine.com/nature/animals… 2/3 ... will face escalating threats from ocean warming until the end of the century, no matter what we do now.”
Marine migrations and ecosystem disruption - Cosmos Magazine: cosmosmagazine.com/nature/animals…
Nov 27, 2019 7 tweets 5 min read
Uff, wir sind über unseren Schatten gesprungen: auf dem Nachhauseweg haben wir mit den anderen PendlerInnen über die #Klimakrise und #NeustartKlima gesprochen. Das Format #traintalk war gar nicht schlimm, am Ende wurde sogar geklatscht 😊! Das machen wir jetzt öfter! Und Du so?! Film by @melissakaess 🙏🙏🙏!