Monthly Archives: December 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

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And the Buddha, and the Ricky, and the Blackey, and the manatee of ceramic lay down together and pray: “For my people will live as long as trees and will long enjoy their hard-won gains. Their harvests will not be eaten by their enemies; their children will not be born to be cannon fodder. … The wolf and lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw as the ox does, and poisonous snakes shall strike no more!” From Isaiah 65. Amen.

 

From Whales to Nemo: Why do we hate the ocean so much?

The ocean is a giant buffet and 7 billion people are in line.

Whales are still being hunted and eaten in “civilized” nations. Please comment about my article in Earth Island Journal:

http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/icelandic_fishing_industry_suffers_from_a_split_personality

Nemo has joined the growing line of ocean species that will be listed as endangered.

Nemo has joined the growing line of ocean species that will be listed as endangered.

Meanwhile, actually “finding Nemo” is getting harder and harder, because the clownfish is losing its home on the Pacific reefs (and Caribbean reefs are worse). It is headed for the endangered species list. Please write the editor about my article here:

http://www.biscaynetimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1357:saving-nemo-&catid=70:going-green&Itemid=200

Do you have a problem with letting the ocean fall apart? I do. But nobody wants to talk to me about it … actually I have a hard time discussing it, because it is too, too upsetting, and considering the scope of the tragedy, you feel utterly powerless. However, I think if we want to keep humans on this planet, we might want to consider saving the ocean first.