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Old 09-05-2010, 19:51   #121
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So what can we, as cruisers, do to help the oceans, the place where we intend to spend our lives?

Let's each try to think of one concrete and helpful thing. Wuduya say?

I'll start: Buy and eat only ecologically sustainable fish.

Look here
Seafood Selector (Main Page) - Environmental Defense Fund
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Old 09-05-2010, 19:51   #122
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So what can we, as cruisers, do to help the oceans, the place where we intend to spend our lives?

Set out for the third world with birth control.

I read on the internet it works.

And if it does then almost all fish will be "sustainable".

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Old 09-05-2010, 21:01   #123
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So what can we, as cruisers, do to help the oceans, the place where we intend to spend our lives?

Let's each try to think of one concrete and helpful thing. Wuduya say?
No matter what you post here, SOMEONE is going to argue about it. Dont much care though, so here goes: Teach your children well. Show them that the Earth is an interconnected living organism, not to be trifled with.

Can I add another? Follow the Clean Wake tradition: The Seven Seas Cruising Association Clean Wake Projects

How's that for a start?
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Old 09-05-2010, 22:08   #125
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Teach your children well.
What I do for a living is teach other peoples' children. For what it's worth, I teach them at a point when they're no longer children. And I teach lessons under the broad heading of "environmental studies."

I recently took a group of 16 undergraduate non-children down to the Sea of Cortez to learn something about the natural history of Baja California Sur. It was a great group of kids, all of whom were majors/minors in environmental studies, biology, combined sciences, or environmental science.

Our first night, spent in the Sierra de la Laguna, was one where my students "discovered" the stars.

Imagine my shock to discover that not one of my students was able to locate the North Star. (At least, not when they were that close to the Tropic of Cancer.)

Teach your children well? Yeah, that would be nice. But at this point I'd settle for you just teaching them something--anything--about this planet we live on.
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Who are you David? Attila the Hun? I thought we were past might makes right.

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Oi vay, one of these threads, but here I am dipping my toes in it, sigh.

All I can say is if you are human (and alive) you are polluting. For people who want to play the blame game -The older you are the more you have polluted. That is the reality of being a human, for gentle people who love nature (me) it is a sucky reality.

IMHO
1) Using less (if you can)
2) Clean up the messes you make, from oil spills to just plain picking up the trash on the ground.
3) Be kind. Funny how simple kind acts can translate into a healthier enviroment.

Not very "flashy" answers but there you have it.

I'm with CVH I think SSCA has it laid out pretty good, it is realistic. I also think we (humans) are coming to our senses that if this species is going to survive we need a healthy planet.

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Not very "flashy" answers but there you have it.
Someone once said: "Everyone wants to save the rainforest. No one wants to help Mom do the dishes."
IOW, do the little things that you CAN do, instead of focusing on the big ones to evade responsibility for the littles. Generally true for non-dishware-related issues too.
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