Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Global Warming Kills The Carteret islands

The last time I wrote about global warming,the collapse of ice sheets and rising sea level several readers contacted me with views ranging from “Stop scaring my children” to “Don’t you know climate change is a hoax”. We all have our opinions but today there is overwhelming evidence that the world is getting warmer.


The people of the Carteret Islands are only the beginning. Nearly one third of the Earth’s population lives in low lying and flood plain areas and will be effected by global warming. After the Carteret Islands are vacated and of no use, what community will be the next victim of global warming and our all-consuming economy?

As I sit at my desk I can see the faint haze of pollution over the city; the small cost of doing business as usual. How do I manage to take this for granted? How can I live with it and forget what I am doing to the Carteret Islanders?
                                                                Dr. Gerry Goeden, The Epoch Times


Friday, 18 April 2014

Dr. Seuss Quotes

Quotes from my friend and advisor mean as much to me today as when I was only just "up to my knees".

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where you go.
                                                                                            Dr. Seuss

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
                                                                                            Dr. Seuss

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
                                                                   Dr. Seuss

From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Quotes from Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin had much to say about Nature and he changed the world. These are some of my favorite quotes.

 Man meets sperm whale

 "A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth". 
                                                                                                     Charles Darwin

The slaughter of sharks for just their fins goes on.

"A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others". 
                                                                                                     Charles Darwin

Denmark dolphin harvesting.

"We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities... still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin". 
                                                                                                      Charles Darwin

Should intelligent ocean going mammals be kept in captivity?

"Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal". 
                                                                                                     Charles Darwin

The Andaman Resorts marine education program for 'kids of all ages'.

"How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children".
                                                                                                     Charles Darwin

The incredible Ocean Sunfish, Mola mola.
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Saturday, 7 December 2013

Quotes from the World's Leading Marine Scientists

It has been difficult to select from the hundreds of meaningful statements made by ocean explorers and marine scientists. These are a few of my favorites.

"The commitment must be much deeper - to let no species knowingly die; to take all reasonable action to protect every species and race in perpetuity." 
The Diversity of Life, Edward O. Wilson, page 342. W.W. Norton & Company, 1999.

"This much is certain: We have the power to damage the sea, but no sure way to heal the harm." 
Sylvia Earle, "Sea Change: A Message of the Oceans." New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1996.


"The only solid piece of scientific truth about which I feel totally confident is that we are profoundly ignorant about nature." 
Lewis Thomas from The Medusa and the Snail, 1979.

"Through the window of my mask I see a wall of coral, its surface a living kaleidoscope of lilac flecks, splashes of gold, reddish streaks and yellows, all tinged by the familiar transparent blue of the sea." 
Jacques Yves Cousteau from Life and Death in a Coral Sea, 1971.

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