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"Paul Watson" If the ocean dies, we all die. Why? A few people have asked me to explain just why it is that humanity will die if the ocean dies.


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Monday October 5, 2015, 5:18 am
That article makes perfectly good sense to me. Everyday we kill off the oceans a little more. There are several species of ocean life that is close to extinction and we need to do everything we can to save them. Commercial fishing with nets traps more than the intended fish. Whatever isn't wanted is killed which helps to bring a species closer to extinction. Killing of whales is a global problem and every country needs to take a pledge to stop it and give whales a chance to repopulate the oceans. Same with all other species of fish. Although I rarely eat fish, from now on I'm not buying any.

BackSoon Fowler (33)
Monday October 5, 2015, 5:31 am
Well put Marcia.

It is way past the point now of just requesting all countries stop whaling for good, it is essential to the health of our seas. As Paul so eloquently puts. And no country has the right to choose to do this in the name of research. Or any thing. My issues with eating fish is that we are not aware of the plastics we are consuming. It is now time that our governments and leaders made it clear this is what the people want.

Animae C (507)
Monday October 5, 2015, 5:53 am
Yay Paul!!!

Thanx Kerry

Past Member (0)
Monday October 5, 2015, 7:13 am
Yes undoubtedly we're all doomed. Unfortunately so very care+many others have blinders. thx Kerry

Claudia A (70)
Monday October 5, 2015, 11:26 am
Will it cost profits? Absolutely. Will it costs jobs? Absolutely. But are jobs and profits really worth destroying the planet’s life support system?
Strangely, to many of the world’s politicians, the answer to that question is yes.
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Sheila D (194)
Monday October 5, 2015, 7:02 pm
Haven't had seafood for years...except locally caught fish, and that rarely. Thanx Kerry.

BackSoon Fowler (33)
Tuesday October 6, 2015, 2:06 am
Fishermen could diversify, either by becoming research vessels, or by taking tourists out to view the wildlife, many fishermen already help with research, so it is not such a leap, (but respectfully). Most care about the oceans and sea-life in it but are probably stuck and do not know what to do next. Education is always the best answer.

And if you eat sea food, eat locally and rarely, as GGmaSheila.

Thank you to all who have made comments on this article.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday October 9, 2015, 8:13 am
Thank you Kerry for posting this extremely important article onto C2. I'm sorry I'm late for the party somehow the message got lost within my C2 messages.....C2 is glitching this past few days with my message box not sure if it is affecting others or not.

I do want to highlight a few places from within the article.

This is one of the things that most likely will not be discussed at the climate change conference in Paris in two months. ie The Ocean

This is the failure by our so called Leaders within the world that they have been more concerned with keeping the Corporate Machines going at the expense of the waters, the lands, and the air, heck they haven't thought about their own families, how this will impact upon their own personal sons and daughters and grandchildren.

People around the world just HAVE to make Climate one of the most important issues for them. It matters not how your leaders stand on gay rights, women's issues, schools, health care, IF we have NO liveable planet on which to survive let alone thrive upon.

As Paul Watson said:

Will it cost profits? Absolutely. Will it costs jobs? Absolutely. But are jobs and profits really worth destroying the planet’s life support system?

Strangely, to many of the world’s politicians, the answer to that question is yes.

And for several years now I had stated on C2 that there just comes a time when the masses of people all over the world must just do it, because if we wait for the leaders we wait forever. The masses will have to shift in a lifestyle change, will have to self produce to cleaner and greener for those who can afford to, and the masses will have to be more forceful in their voices and bodies to our elected to start voting for the Earth's best interest not just the Corporate, Shareholders, and Bankers best interest.

BackSoon Fowler (33)
Monday October 12, 2015, 4:27 am
Thank you Dandelion, for you important comments.

I agree, we all have a part to take in educating the masses, voting for the correct people, and growing our own food. If at all possible fitting solar panels, wind turbines, and reducing our water usage. And I think what jobs we lose from one section, we will create more jobs within other sections in society. So I think personally, it will negate the employment issue.

Over the last few years, I have started to see a surge around the world marching and bringing their voices to the world, when the world leaders get together for climate talks. It is essential that we continue on this path. This year in December, we have another opportunity to make our voices heard, and it is important to join marches in our local areas. And to get the media involves.

Sheryl G (359)
Monday October 12, 2015, 5:09 am
Is true jobs will be created and why do we need to work 40 hours to make a living wage. We can cut back on the hours with the technology we have today, put our extra leisure into the arts, our families, our health. The way the system is set up today people that do have jobs are working longer and harder and still not seeing a benefit for it while at the same time destroying their health, the environment, and loss of precious time with their families. There is another way a better way to do things and to live and as we are living under manmade conditions this can and should be done.

BackSoon Fowler (33)
Tuesday October 13, 2015, 5:45 am
If only our world leader took the time to look at this website. I think they would find many answers and solutions to the worlds problems.

thank you all for taking part and making valid point.
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