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Sat Apr 5, 2014, 02:25 AM

anyone watch bill maher tonight?

he had paul watson on who talked about how the oceans are dying. he said the plastic is worse than oil -- it breaks into little particles and the fish eat it. talked about the water being warm and the fish are moving to colder waters. the ones that are surviving are the jellyfish. if this discussion wasn't a wakeup call i don't know what is.

if i were young, i would not bring children into the world the way it is now.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Watson

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Reply anyone watch bill maher tonight? (Original post)
DesertFlower Apr 2014 OP
kelliekat44 Apr 2014 #1
applegrove Apr 2014 #2
Behind the Aegis Apr 2014 #3
DesertFlower Apr 2014 #5
Behind the Aegis Apr 2014 #7
DesertFlower Apr 2014 #8
jberryhill Apr 2014 #4
DesertFlower Apr 2014 #6
joshcryer Apr 2014 #9
malaise Apr 2014 #10
moondust Apr 2014 #11
Duppers Apr 2014 #12
randr Apr 2014 #13
CrispyQ Apr 2014 #15
CrispyQ Apr 2014 #14
PasadenaTrudy Apr 2014 #16

Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 02:27 AM

1. I really do fear for my grands right now. nt

 

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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 02:34 AM

2. Yeah. It really christalized the importance

of the oceans to us when Watson said 80% of the world's oxygen comes from the ocean.

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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 02:35 AM

3. It was very sobering.

I don't think many people are even remotely aware of how bad things really are and how much worse it is getting. The environment is going to Hell in a hand basket made of non-recyclable material.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 02:41 AM

5. a few months ago he had erin brokervich on.

it was right after that water disaster in west virginia. she talked about the importance of water. said "look at las vegas -- they don't have their own water -- yet the hotels have these huge fountains wasting water. she said "water will be more important than oil."

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 02:46 AM

7. Water wars are the wave (no pun intended) of the future.

Issues like fracking are making it worse as well, as it poisons water tables. Hell in a hand basket.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 02:51 AM

8. exactly. nt

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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 02:40 AM

4. No, nobody watched Bill Maher tonight

 


Shockingly, the early Nielsen figures indicate that Bill Maher had exactly no viewers.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 02:44 AM

6. that's strange.

i never miss his shows. i set them up to record and of course, there repeated during the week.

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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 05:58 AM

9. Wait until he gets a methane clathrate person on.

It's way way worse than anyone could imagine. And the PTB think they have it all figured out. Geoengineering.

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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 06:13 AM

10. Saw that

We humans are a nasty, disgusting and irresponsible species.

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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 06:15 AM

11. 315 billion pounds of plastic

in the oceans according to a "conservative" 2010 estimate cited at Discovery.com.

Who profited from all that besides fossil fuel industries and what are they going to do about it?

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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 07:30 AM

12. sure did.

Love Capt. Paul Watson.

Be sure to watch Ann Curry's special on NBC Sunday night.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/ann-curry-climate-change-network-news-nbc-abc-cnn-fox_n_5090207.html

The worsening condition of the planet is why my only child has decided to not have children.



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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 09:38 AM

13. A very large percent of hydrocarbon extraction goes into plastic production

The problem starts with our addiction to bottled water and convenient packaging. All plastic products could be made bio-degradable and safe for our planet.
Our whole economy is based on the continuation of military dominance in order to keep the oil flowing. We are sacrificing our air and water for the plastic universe we are living in.
The Hippies had it right---The world is plastic-avoid it at all costs.
Recycle and carry your own bags.

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Response to randr (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 09:47 AM

15. We cannot even engage in a serious discussion about getting rid of plastic bags in this country.

I live in a fairly progressive, educated area & the number of people who still do not bring their own bags to the grocery store is amazing to me.

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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 09:39 AM

14. Midway: Message from the Gyre by Chris Jordan

http://www.chrisjordan.com/gallery/midway/#CF000313%2018x24

Heartbreaking photos, just heartbreaking.





I also read that if you see a photo of a pristine beach, it was probably groomed before the shooting.



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Response to DesertFlower (Original post)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 10:25 AM

16. I'm glad I don't have kids

Why people still breed is beyond me.

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