Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson described the human race as, “The most devastating meteorite to hit the planet.”
Humanity’s arrogance cannot be quenched.
In a compelling story written by UK’s, The Independent, Geoffrey Leans said, “Marine giants go hungry as fleets scoop up their prey for our fish suppers. April 19, 2009. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/predators-starve-as-we-plunder-oceans-1671066.html
For the past 20 years, as reported by Look Magazine in 1991 and Mother Jones News in 2008, human beings kill 100 million sharks every year, primarily for their fins, and toss their lingering carcasses back into the oceans. Humans slaughter millions of seals, whales, dolphins and other mammals in drift nets cut away from ships to continue killing on the ocean floor.
But now, according to Leans, “Starving sea life – from whales to puffins, tuna to seals – is being found all over the world's oceans, as the food on which it depends is being fished out, startling new evidence shows. And much of the depletion, ironically, is caused by raising captive fish – for the table.
“New figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization show that the small fish on which birds and marine mammals feed have become the main target of fishing fleets since stocks of bigger fish have become exhausted. Four times as much of these "prey fish" are now brought to shore as half a century ago, and seven of the world's largest 10 fisheries now go after them.”
Not mentioned in the report, humans dump billions of plastic containers into the oceans. One thousand miles off San Francisco, a three million ton floating patch of plastic, called, “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” swirls around in an area twice the size of Texas. Those containers, including, Styrofoam, stick in the stomachs of birds, whales, turtles, dolphins and other marine life—to kill by the millions. The problem remains: the death of those marine animals assures that the plastics will be recycled for more death and destruction of life in endless cycles.
“More than four-fifths of this catch does not go directly to feed people, but is ground up into fish oil and fish meal and increasingly used to raise carnivorous species such as salmon in fish farms,” Leans said. “A captive fish needs up to one pound of food to put on a single pound in weight. And, as a result, there is less and less left for its natural predators.”
"We have caught most of the big fish and are now going after their food," says Margot Stiles, a marine scientist for Oceana, the leading international sea protection pressure group.”
Additionally, sea life suffers from toxic dead zones at the mouths of major rivers from India, U.S., China, Brazil, Peru, Argentina and Europe. Humanity spits its thousands of chemicals into those rivers in the form of insecticides, herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers. Those dead zones range from 10,000 square miles at the mouth of the Mississippi to 27,000 square miles in the North Sea. Very few vertebrates can live in those toxic waters. Our oceans have become the final toilet for human waste.
“A new report by the group, Hungry Oceans, describes how "scrawny predators – dolphins, sea bass and even whales – have turned up on coastlines all over the world,” adding that scientists are finding them and seabirds "emaciated from lack of food, vulnerable to disease and without enough energy to reproduce,” said Leans.
With another added three billion humans in the next 41 years, does any marine life or land life on earth stand a chance of surviving the 21st century?
To take action: First and foremost, join www.numbersusa.com and become one of nearly a million Americans making impact with pre-written faxes and phone calls to change immigration policies toward a stable future. Bi-partisan and highly effective!
Second, join www.thesocialcontract.com for up to date information via the Social Contract Quarterly. Exceptional publication to keep you informed.
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Visit this site for a rendition of Colorado Governor Lamm’s speech: “How to Destroy America”
Must see DVD: “Blind Spot”
This movie illustrates America’s future without oil, water and other resources to keep this civilization functioning.
In Canada: Tim Murray,
Director Immigration Watch Canadawww.immigrationwatch.org
Vice President Biodiversity First http://biodiversityfirst.googlepages.com/index.htm
Watch the DVD movie: “Blind Spot”—Exceptional movie with top scientists candidly discussion what we face as a civilization if we continue on our hyper-population growth path.
Please visit Annie Leonard at www.storyofstuff.com for a compelling and highly interesting 20 minute video concerning our high consumption, highly wasteful and unsustainable society. She educates and provides avenues for you to make a difference.
Visit this web site by Chris Martenson: http://www.chrismartenson.com/environmental_data
In Colorado: visit www.soprisfoundation.org for information how you can network with like-minded folks to create a more sustainable future for Colorado and other states.
View CNN’s “Planet in Peril” with Anderson Cooper and Lisa Ling:
Ghost of Thomas Paine—compelling video of common sense
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA: D.C.: (202)224-2854 email@example.com
Books to read: “The Long Emergency” by James Howard Kunstler
“Peak Everything” by Richard Heinberg
Many People” by Lindsey Grant
Become a member of “Frosty’s Press Agent Corps” whereby you volunteer a few hours to send out emails to top TV and radio hosts to offer top speakers on America’s overpopulation crisis driven by unending immigration. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and receive two informational letters showing you exactly what to do.
Roy Beck's "IMMIGRATION BY THE NUMBERS" is the single best educational appreciation of America's future if we allow ourselves to add another 100 million people. Just click on this site for the most sobering experience of your children's future.
Roy Beck gives a graphic presentation of our fate if we continue to allow legal and illegal immigration to swamp this country. If you have children, you will be particular unnerved at their fate. I know Roy Beck personally and his integrity and knowledge stand at the top. Pass this web site 14 minute video far and wide across America to educate everyone you know. We either stop this human tsunami or the future of this country will be much like Rome's. We must, as a nation and a civilization, move to secure our country from this massive, unrelenting population overload from a line that never ends. This will be the most compelling 14 minute video of your life.
Bob Woodruff of ABC asked input from all citizens concerning the future of our planet. Go to www.earth2100.tv for a sobering reality check as to what we face and to what I have been writing about for the past 20 years. Our ‘window’ to change to a balanced population and non-polluting energy diminishes every day we listen to irresponsible media and thus ignore the blatant symptoms manifesting all over America and the planet.
From: Frosty Wooldridge
This three minute interview with Adam Schrager on “Your Show” May 4, 2008, NBC Channel 9 News, addresses the ramifications of adding 120 million people to USA in 35 years and six million people to Colorado as to water shortages, air pollution, loss of farmland, energy costs and degradation of quality of life. In the interview, Frosty Wooldridge explains the ramifications of adding 120 million people to the USA in 35 years. He advances new concepts such as a “Colorado Carrying Capacity Policy”; “Colorado Environmental Impact Policy”; “Colorado Water Usage Policy”; “Colorado Sustainable Population Policy”. Nationally, the USA needs a "National Sustainable Population Policy" to determine the carrying capacity of this nation for the short and long term. Wooldridge is available for interviews on radio and TV having interviewed on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and FOX.
Go to: www.frostywooldridge.com and click on “Audio/Video” tab
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it” to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com