Crisis point. Doug Inkley senior scientist of the National Wildlife Federation says extreme drought and temperatures are already causing fish problems because of the pollution and environmental stresses that man has in place for himself as a way of life.
That way of life doesn’t involve the health of the marine life unfortunately
Of course it’s not too late if human beings act now, and politicians take our natural resources seriously, and everyone works together as stewards of the waters and the earth where the wildlife plays. Investing in clean energy and drastically cutting back on carbon pollution will give the entire earth populations a better, cleaner way of life.
We can still change
The waters are what will go first if action is not taken now. We can’t risk the survival of the planet and its waters for the sake of one species. If the water species die then we will die.
History has lessons to teach
The tragedy is human beings know what is to come. The problem is not technology, the problem is man. Habitat loss for cold water species, exacerbation of existing stressors; invasive species, diseases, pollution increases the water temperature and has dramatic impact.
“Here in North Carolina, fishing is a critical economic driver. More than a million anglers spent over $574 million on freshwater fishing in 2011,” said Kelly Darden, North Carolina Wildlife Federation board member. “For North Carolina sportsmen, t’s no longer about the politics. It’s a simple question. What is your plan to control the climate of change and protect our outdoor heritage.?”
1. Cut carbon pollution 50-percent by 2030.
2. Transition to cleaner sources of energy and eliminate the dirty choices like coal and tar.
3. Safeguard wildlife habitats with smart conservation choices.
Sportsmen are on the front lines and in the trenches of the environment every day. We need to make the environment healthy so it can take care of itself once again, and can make it through any impending natural disasters such as extreme weather.
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