Ocean Talk Friday: North America’s low MPAs, Collaborations in Conservation, Managing Oceans rather than Industry, and What’s the Future of the Ocean?
On this episode of Ocean Talk Friday, Nathan Johnson and I talk about World Oceans Day and how the Ocean affects us all. Every other breath you take is thanks to the Ocean providing us with Oxygen. We need to change the way we treat our Oceans by changing the way we go about our daily lives. We need to change the products we consume, the plastics we make and buy that get thrown away and end up in the Ocean killing hundreds of thousands of animals.
It’s not difficult, it’s just a matter of doing the research. You already have a step up compared to the rest of the world because you listen to this podcast and educate yourself 3 times per week on the Ocean, its issues and the solutions to reduce/eliminate those issues.
I wish you a very happy World Oceans Day and I hope that you stick with us 365 days per year so we can change the world together and make it a better place for the next generation.
Today we discussed the following:
- Wire Service highlights the latest report put our regarding the first ever joint assessment on progress of Marine Protected Areas in North America. What they find is lacking to say the least, and reveals that Canada, the US, and Mexico are not doing all they can and should be doing to protect our Oceans.
- Jose Maria Figueres writes, regarding recent COP21 talks: “The IPCC has established its work program for the 6th Assessment Cycle, with the Ocean as a major priority. It also announced the preparation of a new special report dedicated to interactions between climate, ocean and the cryosphere. Our recommendations in Paris are becoming a reality! After all, it is about time the Ocean was fully integrated into the climate field. It captures and stores over 2 billion tonnes of CO2 every year, an entirely free service valued at around US$148 billion a year. We cannot afford to lose the precious marine biodiversity that, as well as providing food and livelihoods is saving us by fixing this carbon, avoiding even more acute, faster climate impacts.” #MakeASplash
- The Ocean’s fish populations are inexhaustible(?) and other “the Earth is flat” type observations coming back to haunt us. Here’s the Number One Thing We Can Do To Protect Earth’s Oceans.
- What is the Future Of Ocean Conservation? Collaboration for the cause and other rays of hope across the conservation board.
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