Is satellite based heating of the Yukon river causing Salmon populations to decline?
“Heat stress could be part of low Chinook salmon returns,” according to USGS on a data sheet here file:
and this is important to examine. What is causing the heat?
Today here in Alaska, Federal Officials are looking for input on what is being termed as the “Salmon disaster” with extremely low salmon runs and historically low Chinook salmon runs on the Yukon river. The meeting with the Department of the Interior at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration will take place at 1 pm.
To prepare for the discussion and to understand what is happening here in Alaska, listen to this interview from a few weeks ago, and it does discuss the heating. How much of this heating can be stopped by eliminating satellite and internet based frequency?
According to the USGS, based on analysis of the fish by sampling, most (54%) of the 477 Chinook salmon sampled had signs of heat stress in lab tests (figure 3 on the above sheet.) This is a high and concerning heat stress level. We expect that heat stress has been present in Yukon Chinook salmon over the past 20 years based on these lab results and the longer temperature records. This heat stress could be causing the decline of the Chinook and other salmon, and we must address it and identify if it relates to satellites at which point, we need to turn them down and allow the rivers to cool. Without heating we would have a better environment and more fish. It seems as the tech bands increase decline happens so we must decline the tech band and increase our natural planet without them.
I watched as Lake Shasta emptied because of this heating, and here in Alaska we need to reduce big tech and limit its impacts.
Alaskans depend on the salmon for their subsistence through the winter, so this issue of how to increase the salmon population is critical to the food infrastructure in the State when it has declined severely over the past several years.