Sitting at the bottom of the world, the Antarctic is home to a great diversity of life. Penguins, whales, seals and many more wonderful sea creatures live there.
But a warming climate and expanding industrial fishing poses a threat to this vital ocean and its iconic creatures.
The good news is we have the power to protect this ocean wonderland. This year, world leaders have the opportunity to create the largest protected area on Earth.
That’s why I’ve just signed the petition to call on governments to put the Antarctic first and secure an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary.
Please join me on this campaign by adding your name too:
I think my wife says it all in her tweet below 🙂
The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it.
Read this great interview with Mayer Hillman for insight from someone who has research and advised decision makers for over 60 years. One of the telling view points that really got me thinking were is comments on the shortsightedness of our thinking…
Hillman is amazed that our thinking rarely stretches beyond 2100. “This is what I find so extraordinary when scientists warn that the temperature could rise to 5C or 8C. What, and stop there? What legacies are we leaving for future generations? In the early 21st century, we did as good as nothing in response to climate change. Our children and grandchildren are going to be extraordinarily critical.”
Read the full interview on the Guardians website
Image credit: John Alex Maguire/Rex Features