Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tell Everyone

This bummer of a survey from Hong Kong, where 2 out of 5 people believe that seafood stocks are inexhaustible, is another reason to keep talking. Tell everyone the plight of the oceans.

Tell them about overfishing, bycatch, destructive fishing gear, ocean acidification, habitat loss, extinctions, run-off pollution, ocean dumping, plastics, mercury, and the myriad other ways the oceans take a beating at the hands of humans.

Talk about how little is known about the oceans, about how disconnected so many of us are from the imperiled pump of life that is the blue on this big blue marble we call home.

Be clear, concise, correct, and courteous, but forceful. Be heard.

Despite their size and awesomeness, the oceans need all the help they can get.

Read the Standard's whole story on the survey here.

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