Mother Nature's Warriors | Web Series

Current State of the Earth

images-101If we look at the current state of the Earth the list goes something like this…remember this is only the tip of the ice berg of what we’ve caused.

Thus Mother Natures Warriors purpose in showing positive actions ones are taking to set the example for our generation and future generations so they can enjoy Mother Natures greatest gifts.

Here are a few of the issues that our world faces today, and links to organizations that adress them.

images-100 Green House Gases above threshold that can potentially cause dangerous climate change; it is not next year or the next decade– it is now.

Sierra Club Green Peace

Idle No More

Union of Concerned Scientists

350 Org

This is the debate shifting. Thanks to all of you, UK politicians are starting to step up and stand up for #FossilFree, in BIG numbers. ...

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Not a good sign.

Score of fish are dying on Christmas Island due to extreme heat and the increased salinity of the water.
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"Sun’s Heat Killing Milkfish in Christmas Island" Milkfish ponds in Christmas Island have been severely affected by the lack of rainfall and extreme heat which has been impacting the island for a long time. Scores of fish have died and Meteorological Officer, Katanute Tuevi Tekei, told Radio Kiribati News that this weather anomaly has caused some ponds to dry up, and/or increase the ponds salinity killing all fish. Contributor: RADIO KIRIBATI News www.facebook.com/RadioKiribati/posts/1732530387053939?pnref=story

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images-102 Air pollution  can have an adverse effect on humans and the ecosystem according to the 2014 World Health Organization’s report, and in 2012 air pollution caused the deaths of around 7 million people worldwide.

Natural Resource Defense Council

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air World

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images-104Fresh water supplies in the world are running out. Already one person in five has no access to safe drinking water. As farmers in Texan High Plains pump ground water faster than rain replenishes it, the water tables are dropping.

North Americas largest aquifer, the Ogallala, is being depleted at a rate of 12 billion cubic meters a year. Total depletion to date amounts to some 325 bcm, a volume equal to the annual flow of 18 Colorado Rivers.

Fresh Water Watch

We've got a new study published in PLOS.org TODAY!
Thanks to your FreshWater Watching we've been able to prove the reliability and importance of volunteer water monitoring.
You get to the hard-to-reach places like small streams and ponds that agencies and help us to get the full picture of water health in England.
By taking FreshWater Watch training, and monitoring similar areas to the Environment Agency, we can verify the reliability of your data by comparing it with experts’ samples.
Read the full story here: eu.earthwatch.org/News-Media/getting-the-full-picture-of-water-health
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images-106The Ocean:  According to International Program on the State of the Ocean, consequences of current rates of negative change already matching those predicted under the “worst case scenario”. This includes the rate of decrease in Arctic Sea Ice, the accelerated melting of both the Greenland ice sheet and Antarctic ice sheets, seal level rise and release of trapped methane from seabed.

Other individual stressors include over fishing, physical disturbance, nutrient runoff, introduction of non-native species, increased temperature and acidification increasing the susceptibility of corals to bleaching, impacting the reproduction of marine invertebrates and increased bio-availability of pollutants through absorption onto the surface of micro-plastic particles.

Oceana

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Oceanic Preservation Society

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images-109Wetlands: Half of the world wetlands have disappeared since 1900. Wetlands are among the most productive habitats on earth providing shelter and nursery for commercially and recreationally important animals like fish and shellfish as well as wintering grounds for migrating birds. A major threat is the draining of wetlands for commercial development, including tourism facilities, or agricultural land.

Hundreds of thousands of hectares of wetlands have been drained for agriculture. Pollution in wetlands is growing, affecting drinking water sources and biological diversity. Drainage and run-off from fertilized crops and pesticides used in industry introduce nitrogen and phosphorous nutrients and other toxins like mercury to to water sources. These chemicals can affect the health and reproduction of species, posing a serious threat to biological diversity.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The Arctic saw its 2nd warmest year in 2017 according to the Arctic Report Card, a NOAA sponsored, peer-reviewed annual update on how the region is faring environmentally. Included this year are special reports on how warming in the Arctic is affecting valuable fisheries in the eastern Bering Sea, compromising roads, homes, and infrastructure due to thawing permafrost, and threatening high latitudes with frequent wildfires. The Arctic Report Card represents the work of 85 scientists from 12 nations. For more information visit bit.ly/2AcEKOq ...

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shared NOAA Satellite and Information Service's NOAA GOES-S Shipment. ...

Getting stressed about shipping gifts for the #holidays? Check out what it took to get NOAA GOES-S satellite, which will become #GOES17 to the NASA Kennedy Space Center this week: goo.gl/k5AGaH . We're enjoying that #FridayFeeling it arrived safely! Thank you United States Air Force Lockheed Martin National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA's...

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images-113 Deforestation and Rain Forests: According to the Global Forest Resources Assessment conversion of tropical forests to agricultural land continues at a high rate. 13 million hectares of forest were converted annually up to 2010. Rain forests. often described as the Earth’s Lungs covering only 2% of the earth’s surface take in vast quantities of carbon dioxide and through the process of photosynthesis converts it into clean breathable air. In fact tropical rain forests are the single greatest terrestrial source of air that we breathe.

The world’s oldest continuous ecosystems with over a 1000 species per square kilometer. Tragically the tropical rain forests are being destroyed at an alarming rate. According to Rainforest Action Network more than an acre and a half is lost every second of every day.

Rainforest Action Network

Amazon Watch

Rainforest Alliance

1.2 million farmers around the world are Rainforest Alliance Certified. This means they're conserving water, soil, and forests; reducing their greenhouse gas emissions; and increasing their crop yields without converting forest to farmland.

Learn more about our work with farmers: bit.ly/2l3FFhA
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