[Image: a fervent pro-life protester over an eight-piece blue background. A sticker on his shirt reads, “Abortion Isn’t Healthcare.” He is pointing upwards with both hands. Top text: “I’M SO PRO-LIFE” Bottom text: “I HOPE YOU DIE OF ABORTION COMPLICATIONS”]
For this lout.
Never has one photo summed up an entire movement so succinctly. I cannot even tell you how many “pro-lifers” have expressed such a statement or some other statement implying that the person getting the abortion should be violently punished or murdered.
Being a giant, flaming hypocrite must be some kind of “pro-life” requirement.
The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) has strongly warned of the damage to the health of the world’s oceans and marine life from several factors including the impacts of climate change. The report warned that if the current business as usual trajectory of damage continues “that the world’s ocean is at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history.”
The predominant three factors damaging the ocean are associated with human caused climate change: ocean warming, ocean acidification and anoxia (oxygen depleted dead zones). The three primary factors have been important factors in previous mass extinctions on the earth that have occurred in the past 100 million years. Added to these are the stressors of overfishing and pollution which undermine ocean resilience creating negative feedback of accelerating damage to marine ecosystems.
The impacts of climate change on the ocean have been documented since the 1970s, and if anything are accelerating.
“Germans in the Woods” a StoryCorps animation
If you’re not watching StoryCorps’ videos, a project dedicated to documenting the real life stories of Americans from all walks of life, then you are missing out. Don’t worry, they are not all as dark as this one, but they all share a unique and poignant viewpoint on life.