‘We have a crisis today on the largest ecological system on earth. The Great Barrier Reef is under extreme stress, from very, very warm water, which has bleached vast areas of the coral. First, by way of background, the size, in terms of area, of the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, is about that of the countries of Germany, or Japan, or Italy. There’s over 3,000 reefs, 6,000 islands comprising the region, 1,625 types of fish, 133 types of sharks and rays, and 600 types of corals…‘
My Condolences to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef // Published on Apr 2, 2016
The Great Barrier Reef along the NE coastline of Australia is (soon to be was) the largest living ecosystem on Earth. It is dying, and it’s loss will be devastating for planet Earth, not to mention Australia. Not only was the 2300 km long reef teeming with life (biological hotspot), it protects coastlines from storms and is a World Heritage tourist magnet. Of 520 reefs aerially surveyed, 516 were white (bleached) and of these at least 50% will die. Loss to biodiversity is incalculable.
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dk: Not that long ago, Paul was at 200k views, now at 284k, so he is headed to 800,000 by year end with reasonable projections for growth through new viewers/subscribers and continued appreciations by current viewers and readers. He might not hit 1M views by year end, but its possible. Quite an accomplishment, in messaging the earth as an engineering and scientific seer with a good dose of educational chops.
84,000 viewers in two months after 163k for four years is impact. Much of value to hear and be said. This is not all about popularity or spin or ambition, but a sign the earth begs for the message. IMHO.
Website, 1,652 views from 52 countries in last 27 hours. Folks hunger to know and be informed. You can see why. Folks know things are not right, and are looking for someone or something, somewhere to tell them what to do, what to think, where to go, or why going anywhere might not help.
1,506 view in the top 23 countries, leaves 146 views of next 29 countries (top part: USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, France, Brazil, Belgium, India, Ireland, Trinadad and Tobago, Mexico, Switzerland, Neterlands, Spain, Greece, Argentina, Russia, Austria, and Sweden).
Wish to call this map of aggregated awareness, but better, ‘Map of those who can AFFORD awareness’, ‘at this time’!
dk: This is a truly important post. Thanks for super blogger, Robin Westenra’s SeeMoreRocks blog, for picking up on this fast, here. He is as you know, a tireless worker for the earth and all of those, like Paul or Guy McPherson who watch or speak on the issues. He and Kevin Hester are the alpha and omega for New Zealand NTHE and Rapid Climate Change information promulgation, education, and awareness. Thank you Robin!
dk2: Hearty appreciation to Extinction Radio, which is on hiatus till after the elections. We expect to see them back. Rumors are, they are lining up deep, to be on the next show. Fact. Typically, we share the show when Paul is presented or included but we make an unusual exception, tonight. They’ve done right by both he and Guy alike repeatedly.
Assuredly, group life is not perfect (loyalty, hearsay, blame, forgiveness, remedy), but the trend is decidedly up by way of quality, broad, consistent messaging and deserve a break in context. The job gets done, as far as content and form: