Speak Up For Blue Podcast

A tweet from the House Science Committee reaffirms the climate denial rhetoric from natural resource supporters. Nathan and I take a crack at at what that means.

Nathan and I go in on a tweet that the House Science Committee sent out supporting a non-fact based story from none other than the infamous Breitbart website. The blow back on Twitter was brutal as many people saw right through the tweet as nothing but a political stance without any scientific evidence. However, could this type of “fake” news influence a portion of the US population that support the newly elected administration. Only time will tell.

We cover this story and the following:
1) Protecting biodiversity in the Ocean to support South Pacific tourism;
2) Tracking missing shipping containers from trans-ocean freighters; and,
3) Why seabirds can’t stop eating plastic.

 

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Today we discussed the following:

  • THE integration of tourism into the biodiversity sector was under the spotlight at the High Level Segment of the Thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13) in Cancun, Mexico. For the first time the Conference brought together Ministers from Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry and Tourism to participate in this event to help ‘Mainstream Biodiversity for Well-being’.
  • A giant hunk of metal jutted up 9 1/2 feet into the air off Long Beach in Tofino, B.C. Its guts were made of Styrofoam and refrigeration mechanics. Here lay the remnants of a human-made structure in one of Canada’s most sublime settings. Where did it come from? The container’s origins tell the story of garbage in the ocean, the beleaguered shipping industry and the challenges of responding to maritime accidents effectively, as Canada attempts to boost trade with Asia. The tale highlights the realities surrounding ocean mishaps at a time when the Trans Mountain pipeline extension approval is opening the door to potential increases in Pacific traffic.

 

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