Interfaith Oceans Actions-- Fighting 7 Deadly Vices with 7 Steps of Virtue --
The connections between damage to the oceans and the sufferings of the poor are direct and dramatic, especially in small island and coastal communities. Coastal peoples are also harmed by the loss of homes from rising waters, loss of fish and a livelihood, loss of beauty and hope from the pollution they did not create. It's our job to let people know! Here's what Reverend Lusama of the Christian Church of the islands of Tuvalu has said about the effects of climate change. There are also incidents of human slavery in the seafood industry, so we need to put pressure on seafood suppliers to stop buying from such providers. Greenpeace has an app that can help. We need to work and pray as individuals and as a community for those harmed, for caring for our world and ocean as part of our spiritual duties, and for how to address the challenges of climate change.
Addressing 7 Deadly Vices of the Seas
1) Fossil Fuel Pollution (causing ocean acidification, rising oceans swamping coasts, dying coral reefs, shifting currents and more frequent, intense storms, chaotic climatic changes, and more). Learn about ocean acidification and other fossil fuel damages to the oceans and coastal communities.
2) Overfishing and Wasteful, Cruel Fishing, and human slavery in factory fishing fleets -- help stop the slavery and many beloved commercial species from going extinct from nonsustainable fishing practices.
4) Sewage, Chemical, and Nuclear Run-off and Wastes
5) Invasive Species and Harm of Species (avoiding cruelty) and Loss of Biodiversity ;
7) Harmful Coastal Development causing run-off and loss of wildlife habitats.
Get Involved Today--
Thanks to NOAA and others for the use of their excellent photographs.