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Saving our Oceans

 

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today after taking last week off and I’m glad I did. I’ve got a full plate with my writing and I’m hoping these new revisions do the trick. 🙂

 

We shall see. I’ll keep you posted.

 

The other day, on social media there was a video floating around showing a diver in the middle of the ocean with miles of plastic bags and garbage around her. She was imploring all of us to take better care of our oceans.

 

Photo credit: Wilfredorrh on VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-ND

 

This is a global problem that requires a global solution. We can pass all kinds of laws and create a million procedures in the USA, but it won’t do a shred of good if there isn’t global compliance.

Remember we only have one planet. In order for our planet to survive we need to keep the oceans alive and healthy. The oceans help distribute excess heat around our planet. They help regulate the CO2 in our atmosphere. Global warming would be an even bigger issue if it weren’t for our oceans.

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 We need other countries to be on board with saving our bodies of water. If we’re doing everything we can to keep them free of pollution while across the pond, China’s over there dumping all their garbage into the waters well you can see that our efforts are fruitless.

Why don’t we task the United Nations with coming up with a global environmental plan? Isn’t that what they’ve been organized to do? Create a world we can all live in. I know it’s not as sexy as stopping a third world war, but our species will survive longer because of it.

Photo credit: United Nations Photo on VisualHunt.com / CC BY-NC-ND

I would love to see a global task force set up to take care of the oceans. A representative from all the continents would meet and weigh in on the way we should do it. I have all kinds of ideas on how we can do it. All they have to do is ask. 😉

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 I want to leave a healthy planet for our future generations. Don’ you? Do you have any ideas on ways we could do this? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!

 

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I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

22 thoughts on “Saving our Oceans

  1. I think it’s about time countries set up a task force to manage the pollution in our oceans. We need to realize that we are all connected, and everything and everyone is interconnected. Well said, Lisa!

  2. The problem with human race is that no one wants to take troubled for the planet. Everyone wants comforts. Let’s hope that someday we all realise that we are going overboard with everything and planet won’t be able to sustain all this. Thanks for highlighting, Lisa.

  3. I wholeheartedly agree with this! We must all work together – use some of the Scandinavian countries as role models (I forget which ones, but I feel as if they have very good trash-control plans). I also think companies need to start making more eco-friendly products that actually decompose at a reasonable time. But we can do it – it is possible! 🙂

  4. Answers to this are complicated, but begin with actually valuing ‘rubbish’ as a resource. It can be recycled, so if there was a bit of investment put into the infrastructure necessary to turn plastic waste into plastic pellets that create the raw material for the plastic industry, that would be a start.

    Just as importantly, ordinary people need to see that going to the effort of recycling their waste actually has some pay off – like seeing folk in jobs, or local goods being manufactured and sold, putting money into the local economy. Then there is a reason for going to the effort – beyond the good of the environment which can sometimes be too much of a stretch for some

  5. I would definitely put my hands up to be on the committee. How many of us actually wear our clothes out before buying more? Our eyes have been opened since we have travelled more to how the world is dealing with household rubbish. Some countries have some wonderful systems, then there are others where plastic usage is horrendous, Turkey would be one such country. Great post, Lisa.

    1. Thanks, Suzanne! I would definitely put you on the committee. I bet you have some awesome ideas that you’ve gleaned from all your travels! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! I appreciate it. 🙂

  6. Great post, Lisa and a subject dear to my heart apparently there are some plastic eating worms ( was moth caterpillars)who feed on the wax in a honeycomb and can decimate bee colonies but experts believe they could be one solution to plastic waste. 🙂 x

      1. Yes it sounded like it too me Lisa..I am not sure how far advanced they are withit but there does seem to be a few schemes already in place 🙂 Not too soon either 🙂

  7. Hi Lisa, that is a great challenge – I think that if people see trash, they should pick it up. You may need gloves or a cloth to pick it up, but some trash is small like a water bottle or candy wrapper. If everyone did it, the world would be a cleaner place!
    Great message!

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