Credits: @woke_to_the_planet Did you know that more than 640,000 tons of fishing gear is left in our oceans every year? . These "ghost nets" cause serious issues for many marine animals who get caught up in them. Once caught mammals such as dolphins and whales only have a short time to escape before they drown. . Gohst nets are a huge environmental problem, we as consumers can reduce the amount of seafood (or stop completely) we eat. Along with picking up any fishing gear we find on beaches and putting it in the bin 🚮. Together we can make a change 🐬 🐳 🐠
Credits: @fanmaps Effects of Sea Level Rising in South Asia • “Projecting future sea level has always been challenging, due to our imperfect understanding of many aspects of the climate system. As climate research leads to improved computer models, projections have consistently increased.” • “Sea level rises can considerably influence human populations in coastal and island regions and natural environments like marine ecosystems. Widespread coastal flooding would be expected if several degrees of warming is sustained.”
Credits: @greenpeace Coal leaders from all over the world met in Barcelona today to discuss trade. And just a week ago, scientists released a UN report that urges for the end of coal to avert irreversible damage to our planet.Since the coal industry blocks the transition to renewables, we blocked their meeting! Comment below why you think your energy minister should #endcoal
Credits: @paulnicklen When navigating the several kilometres from the ocean to their nesting sites, emperor penguins face a multitude of dangers, from leopard seals to calving icebergs and extreme storms. On top of those hardships, the loss of sea ice is reducing their supply of krill, an emperor penguins’ main food source. If the ice goes, so too will the krill and the many animals that rely upon it. Together, we need to take swift and serious action to mitigate #climatechange. @Sea_Legacy is working on a plan to #protecttheantarctic so stick with us.
Credits: @mymissiongreenearth More than 650,000 marine animals, including dolphins, whales, seals and turtles, are killed or injured in fishing nets each year. . In many cases, animals get caught and die in nets that are being actively used by fishermen. . Yet lost, discarded and abandoned fishing nets referred to as “ghost nets” cause just as much damage, killing hundreds upon thousands of marine animals. . Approximately 640,000 tons of fishing gear are left in our oceans every year. . Left in the ocean, ghostnets become death traps for almost any animal they come into contact with. . The nets may wrap themselves around the animal’s body, and, in the case of a mammal prevent the animal from returning to the surface to get air, causing them to slowly drown. . That net is cutting into flesh and muscles, and it can sever an artery, And if we’re talking about it wrapping around a tail or a flipper, the tissue can become necrotic, and they’ll lose the limb, which can then lead to a slow death. (📸 @ripcurlmy)
Credits: @oregonwild Our new report, "Forest Defense Is Climate Defense", explores the fascinating relationship between our forests and the climate. The report compiles the latest research on forest-carbon and explains how the single most effective action Oregonians can take to combat #climatechange is to modernize our state's forest policies. Read the report at oregonwild.org/climatereport or visit the link in our profile
People who think global warming isn't real..... The weather is definitely changing, how could they not see that? . . #inktober2018#day19#scorched @inktobermalaysia #drawlloween2018 . . Posting this from Shah Alam. Travelling again. This time for my sis-in-law's convocation 😊 I'm drawing in public spaces now haha . .