Because phytoplankton are at the bottom of the marine food chain, a drastic shift in phytoplankton populations would offset the aquatic ecosystem from zooplankton to Great White Sharks.
When you impact the ecosystem such as changing how phytoplankton absorb sunlight the effects it ends up having a domino effect across the entire food chain over time.
— kevin (@kevin92313809) February 6, 2019
Ummm i think your headline should be "Climate change could mean collapsed ecosystems as heat kills phytoplankton" @radionz don't you?! Honestly who gives a flying feck about the blueness – these things are the foundation of the ENTIRE FOOD CHAIN https://t.co/gZCAWi0Pn1
— Isabella Cawthorn (@fixiebelle) February 4, 2019
attention should be given to the effects on the unprecedented extinction rates of many key species in the food chain. A degree or two drop or rise in sea temperatures could have a devastating effect on global food supplies due to the importance of phytoplankton in the food chain.
— ghengis888 (@ghengis888) January 30, 2019
— Dr Richard Kirby (@PlanktonPundit) January 17, 2019
From appearance to functionality, climate change poses an existential threat to Earth.
Something must be done soon.