An estimated 95% of the Caribbean's coral reefs are dead or dying.
Packed in a box that, when she helped me move, my daughter labelled "Grandparents."
New studies show that 100% of Americans are dying. ????
Oops wrong spot
^ yea, that's a good point too. Even those that dedicate their lives to one specific ecosystem can feel hopeless about it. I'm sure it a much greater feeling when you have no idea what you can do.
The stuff we find out about each other lol
My grandpa is kept in my grandmas bathroom for now haha
I didn't know it was that high, that's sad
........... Ok then. Lol
Go us! I sounded morbid, I can wait to die, just excited for my burial haha
They want to be buried together, so it isn't so weird. Just have to wait from grandma to kick it. Hopefully not anytime soon!
What's even more sad is that most people don't care, or think that the problem will magically fix itself. We need to be more involved in preserving our world. If loving our environment to the point where destruction of it saddens me makes me a tree-hugger, I'm proud to be one.
Oh, the anticipation lol
I could contribute my parents. They're sitting in my closet.
We replace our current economic system which encourages inefficient use of resources, over- consumption, and irresponsible business and ag practices with one that is sustainable.
It's not that we don't understand...but more like we don't know what to do.
I get that, I really do, and its admirable on both accounts. If everyone just did a little more for the environment, it would be in far better shape.
To me, if the reefs die, the ocean dies. If the ocean dies, we all die.
For me at least, that's why it is the first priority.
Im a diver too. It's sad, i was diving in puerto rico a while back and there was a tragic amount of white (dead) corals. Something real has to be done now
Throughout human history we have had starvation and disease. It's something we as a society have made massive progress on and will continue to do so.
When it comes to the environment, one generation makes or breaks certain aspects.
Personally, I don't want to have to explain to my daughter why my generation let 50% of the reefs worldwide die, when we could have reversed it.
Where's my ice cream??
Hope I didn't come off rude, I seriously love people that do whatever they can to help anyone out of the goodness of their hearts :)
This thread is getting a bit spooky
Already knew but its heartbreaking.
Inge, u tickle me!
No rudeness detected here :)
I guess that's better than nothing.
Yea it's old news, but I don't think people seem to understand.
I knew it was high but not quite that high. It's disgraceful, of course.
"Out of sight, out of mind" seems to be one of the problems. Also a lack of understanding of biology and ecology. Why the hell do environmentalists get a bad rap? Why don't people CARE?
Not a good sign for our planet. Can't wait to die and put my ashes in one of those reefs.
Worst part is that our children will never get to experience them.
Oh, and thanks for the website!
My husband said the same after his MEU last year.
I think what a lot of people don't understand is when (not trying to start an argument) the environment is a person's first priority.
I care a lot about the environment, and try to do what I can, but there a people living with diseases and without clean water. I tend to put my money there first.
This statistic, and many others, is terribly heartbreaking, though.
Very good question rebel.
Education? As a start?
Are there any areas where coral is still thriving, maybe a little deeper or in places that years ago were considered cool-ish for it to do well?
Free up some closet space and save the planet :)
Fat fingers strikes again
I don't think so.
Worldwide it's 19% dead with at least 23% more dying beyond self repair. Another 30+% "dying" but possibly salvageable
NOAA expects 50-70% of the reefs worldwide to be beyond repair by 2025.
Zest, I completely agree. It seriously can't wait any longer.
And how do you do that
I understand...if you know of any ways to help/organizations, let me know :)
I've never been diving before, but it's on my vague idea of a bucket list.
I'd call it creepy rather than spooky, but OK.
Only bc my little cousin is there and so they stuck him in the locked cabinet. Haven forbid she spills grandpa everywhere lol