Marine life is under severe threat from global warming, pollution and habitat loss, with a high risk of "major extinctions" according to a panel of experts.
These are the conclusions of a distinguished group of marine scientists who met at Oxford University, England, in April to discuss the impact of human activity on the world's oceans.
This is the kind of news that makes me want to say, "Stop this planet, I want to get off!" We humans are screwing up the environment so horribly with our greed, carelessness, shortsightedness, and stupidity. For being the Earth's so-called "master species," we leave a lot to be desired. Hopefully we'll correct our foolish ways before everything unravels.
Since getting off the planet is not an option, I have to believe in a New Earth (Earth 2.0?), and a humanity-wide shift in consciousness. I and many others see signs of this shift happening already, but there are times I wish it was occurring faster (a revolution in consciousness, if I may). Perhaps the whole global warming thing will be the event that will force humans to finally realize how truly connected everything is. I have to believe we can rise and be a benevolent species, not the slash/burn/pollute/destroy idiots we have been so far.