Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sharkwater


Again man's environmental impact comes under fire in this beautiful and moving picture about the decimation of shark populations in a world where no one seems to care. This picture gives you all the reasons you should care, including your own survival.

This movie goes perfectly with a BBC article...link here

Surprisingly Britain is the fourth largest shark fishing nation in Europe and there could be shark in your humble fish and chips.


Difficult climate

Much of the time and attention of environment officials in Brussels and London - and in other capitals - is now taken up with climate change.

Some conservationists fear other important issues are being sidelined - a position which Ted Danson regrets.

"Let's say - cross our fingers - that we solve the problem with global warming; by the time we do that, it's quite conceivable that we've fished out our oceans," he said.

"I don't think you can compartmentalise any more, you need to handle all these problems simultaneously."


Something to think about.

5 comments:

  1. It's sad how people disregard the important on saving our planet and the creatures the inhabit it. Of course it affects us, how can it not? Sometimes I worry that it's too little too late, you know?

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  2. Stacy, it is easy to think like that. In the ocean, it we leave it alone it should recover. When fish populations are overfished they are doomed. Look at cod on the east coast.

    But it isn't too late yet. That's what these people making the money want you to think.

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  3. Shark conservation is taking off in California as are issues such as over fishing. I know there have been steps taken in the U.S. to work on the problem and find solutions. But I fear there are some countries which will never acknowledge the problem and will fish our ocean's empty and leave the sharks to extinction.

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  4. Not on topic, but I nominated you for the "Brilliante Weblog Promo" award, so check out my post and take over! :)

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  5. I have a serious shark phobia so I haven't watched this, but I've heard great things about it.

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