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OUR OCEANS NEED US
To The Last Fish: Our Oceans Are Emptying. Our Oceans Are Dying
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AS IN OUR OCEANS, SO ON OUR LAND: Who Gave Us the Right To Strip Nature Bare? A VERY IMPORTANT WATCH

AS IN OUR OCEANS, SO ON OUR LAND: Who Gave Us the Right To Strip Nature Bare?   A VERY IMPORTANT WATCH | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

“If we never look at the consequences of our behavior, we can always maintain the illusion of our competence. ." Dietrich Dörner

 

via: Al Jazeera "WITNESS" Expose (:45 minutes) Please have the courage to see this extraordinary weaving story to the end.

 

"Green" is an unusual film. It is both a hard hitting portrayal of the causes and consequences of deforestation in Indonesia, and a film which captures the tranquillity and calm of wild nature. It contains no narrative or dialogue and yet helps us understand complex commodity chains. The film takes viewers on an emotional journey, following Green's final days and revealing the devastating impact of fulfilling unbridled consumerism thru logging, land-clearing and palm oil plantations.

Stunning images of the natural world and its biodiversity are counter-pointed with scenes of their destruction and the resulting loss of all life in the forest. NOTE: This film contains upsetting scenes including cruelty to animals.

OFFICIAL FILM WEBSITE: http://www.greenthefilm.com/

Producers BLOG for Educational Purposes: http://studyinggreen.wordpress.com/

 

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Tweet for Our Oceans in Crisis - Short Exceptional video

Tweet for Our Oceans in Crisis - Short Exceptional video | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Our oceans are a truly wonderful place - here are a few random facts you may or may not know about them...

If we are to survive as a species, we can no longer sustain extracting our precious resources to the point of extinction. The health of the planet is our health. We must change and change now. SEE MY BLOGS: CHANGE IS UPON US, AND CHANGE WE MUST http://ow.ly/8DMeG  AND AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://ow.ly/8DMjk

 

 

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Oceans have acidified more in the last 200 years than they did in the previous 21,000 years, claims new climate change research

Oceans have acidified more in the last 200 years than they did in the previous 21,000 years, claims new climate change research | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
In some regions, acidity levels rose faster in the last two centuries than it did in the previous 21,000 years, a study from the University of Hawaii has shown.
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Exclusive: The Cruel Reality of the Global Shark Fin Trade, in Pictures

Exclusive: The Cruel Reality of the Global Shark Fin Trade, in Pictures | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Treehugger, January 29, 2012

THE CRUEL REALITY OF THE GLOBAL SHARK FIN TRADE = IN PICTURES. Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless takes us inside the brutal world of shark finning. http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/endangered-species/exclusive-the-cruel-reality-global-shark-fin-trade-oceana-ceo-andy-sharpless/page/11/

 

 

Guardian Environment, September 18, 2013
CORAL REEFS SUFFER AS THE RELENTLESS HUNT FOR SHARK FINS TAKE ITS TOLL.
The rampant overfishing of sharks, often solely for their fins, is causing a damaging chain reaction that could significantly degrade coral reef systems, a decade-long Australian-led study has found. "The result of this is that the whole food chain is being thrown out of whack." ... creating a collapse of the food chain.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/19/coral-reefs-suffer-hunt-sharks

 

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                                             STUNNING PHOTOS

OF SHARKS AND PEOPLE DOCUMENT A VULNERABLE SPECIES
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/09/photos-sharks-people_n_5552283.html

 

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Oceans: Why are they important? - To Humans and All Life

Oceans: Why are they important? - To Humans and All Life | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface, and provide 99% of the world's living space, but mankind is slowly destroying a key source of food, the planet's thermostat and a home to millions of species.
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Ocean's carbon budget balanced: Supply of food to midwater organisms balanced with demands for food: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140320115802.htm
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Stop Overfishing in Alaska-All Species Threatened as their food supply dwindles - The Petition Site

Fishers harvest more than 4 billion pounds of fish from the area each year

Current management and practices in the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska are threatening North Pacific humpback and sperm whales and the western Aleutian Island sub-population of Steller sea lions.

Changes are needed to the areas where commercial fishermen may fish for groundfish off Alaska's Aleutian Islands to furt (1177 signatures on petition)...

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