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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Marine Species Face Global Extinction Says UN Report



                                   Photo:Two Manatees One who seem sto be saying:What are you humans
                                                      doing to my home??? Please stop littering my home, please stop making my home more acidic, please stop warming my home, and please stop reducing the oxygen I have to breathe in my home!!

To read  an article at the Irish Weather Online website entitled, "Marine Species Face Global Extinction Says UN Report" please click on the highlighted words in this sentence.

Wow, when I read words like this I get very worried about the future of this planet and all the life on it!!:

"The combination of stressors on the ocean is creating the conditions associated with every previous major extinction of species in Earth’s history."

"Many of the negative impacts previously identified are greater than the worst predictions."

"Increasing hypoxia (low oxygen levels) and anoxia (absence of oxygen, known as ocean dead zones) combined with warming of the ocean and acidification are the three factors which have been present in every mass extinction event in Earth’s history."


If this is not a warning to all of us on this planet that we need to change our behavior then what is?? It is time all of us on this planet work together to reduce these current problems: pollution, acidification, ocean warming, overfishing and hypoxia (deoxygenation)!!

Source of image:http://www.alternativechannel.org/files/blog/manatee.jpg

Please visit the following websites to learn how you as a person can help prevent this terrible global extinction of Marine species on our Planet:

1.How to reduce your influence on the acidification of the Oceans:

http://www.adn.com/2009/08/27/913835/take-a-few-simple-steps-to-reduce.html


2.How to reduce your influence on the pollution of the oceans:

http://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Ocean_Pollution

3.How you can help reduce the warming of the oceans and the planet:

http://www.bluemarble4us.com/

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/aboutcc/

http://earth911.com/news/2007/04/02/what-can-i-do-to-help-prevent-climate-change/

Thank you for reading this blog post and for visiting these websites. We all have to start to engage in the behaviors which are suggested at these websites I provided you access to, if we are to help the Marine species on this planet avoid extinction!!

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"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed



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A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed



Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein



The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi



The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller



Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns



Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama



Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -



Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being



The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.