Everybody’s having a sargassum because it’s easier to doom scroll than deal with our socio-political environmental choices.

Kathy LaFollett
5 min readMar 14
The Sargassum Belt as it reaches an island beach. During a hard tide, this seaweed can pile three feet high, for miles.

The largest rivers on the planet are the Congo, Amazon, Orinoco, and the Mississippi. And humans have adversely affected all with fertilizer runoff, sewage releases, burning biomass, deforestation, aggressive terraforming, water mismanagement, or a combination thereof, increasing…