As long as you keep going , you will keep getting better , every mountain top is within reach . Things are not always easy but you have to keep going . You don't really need to conquer the mountain , you need to conquer yourself 🔝💯✔🌍
I went for a swim before and it got me thinking.
Currently, Australia has a lot of rivers drying up, mainly due to government mismanagement, industrial monoculture farming and big corporations who well the water for single use plastic drinks.
Some big changes seriously need to start taking place now or we will be in a great deal of trouble.. and money wont be able to fix the problem.
Starting small, bring a drink bottle, or purchase one that has an inbuilt filter, works out so much cheaper and will show that we no longer want to buy single use plastic water bottles plus the billions of litres that go into it.
I believe that all mass monoculture farmlands should start converting to biodynamic, permaculture style or agro forestry farms and the government should help pay for it. Better farming techniques use less water, pesticides and grow a variety or plants, herbs and flowers, utilizing the whole space and nothing gets wasted.
We should be growing hemp Instead of cotton, which is super wasteful and chemical ridden.
Lastly time, money and jobs should be going into regeneration, and working in alignment with waterway projects to better preserve our precious ecosystems, wetlands and marshes. They are essentially the lungs that purify the water before it enters our oceans and reefs... and please dont get me started on the adani mine.... warming acidification and loss of marine life... not to mention (if you want to purely look at it in money numbers) the thousands of jobs through tourism, conservation, food and fishing. If the reef dies, the storms will head further south, the jelly fish (naming irikangi in particular) which is deadly is coming further and further.. this year they made it to Fraser island.. say goodbye to surf culture and holidays on the coast because who the fark wants to swim and get stung. Our local governments need to wake up because they will also lose their tourism and they only seem to thing in dollars ... My 2 cents in the matter
1 412 minutes ago
View from my cabin. Seriously it was a great trip! Even if you are a 1st time diver, you can dive and experience it all. Highly recommend the overnight dive trip. I got 6 dives and 2 snorkels.
The Australian Government is attacking our country and it's life support system as a farewell out of Parliament House. With Adani Corporation finally receiving funding for creating the largest mine the Southern Hemisphere has ever seen, the government have approved their plans to poison our largest freshwater source in the country. Adani and the QLD government have already attempted to cover up a purposeful dump of toxic waste into Great Barrier Reef marine parks, 800% over legal limits.
The federal government's National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority has just defied everything in their title and approved seismic testing in one of the world's most unique and wild ecosystems, the Great Australian Bight. From here, they will oil drill.
The Labour Government supports these decisions currently, so it is time to ask yourself: will you settle for a choice of two evils or stand up and protect the billions of innocent species who die at the hands of our government, species responsible for your children's fate?
Venus' green house runaway effect is the future of Earth if humans continue our daily habits.
Photo credit: Venus, NASA.
The small things add up 💪 stay focused on your impact and your power.
3 641 hours ago
Début décembre c’était 8 semaines en #australie qui nous attendaient. On est arrivé à #Cairns, au nord de l’Australie, où les crocodiles 🐊 étaient plus nombreux que les kangourous 🦘... là-bas, on a passés nos journées dans les forêts tropicales, mais surtout, la GREAT BARRIER REEF ! 2300km de corails. Le plus grand écosystème présent sur terre ! 🐟 🐠 #greatbarrierreef
✔️Diving the Great Barrier Reef
3 days on the live aboard boat. And my first official night dive wow this was crazy. 11 dives three days and one tick off the Aussie to-do list.
PS - no I’m not actually touching this fishy babe.. it’s perspective.. just getting those underwater angles 💁🏻♀️
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The only #10yearchallenge we should all be giving attention to... The #greatbarrierreef is a victim of global destruction & its decline is a direct result of a warming planet. The bleaching throughout the reef system is primarily caused by #climatechange & secondly from pollution & runoff from Queensland’s agricultural & mining industries. When sea temperatures get too warm the symbiotic relationship between corals & zooxanthellae become strained- Zooxanthellae are algae that live within corals & provide nutrients & produce oxygen for the coral. Alternatively, the coral provides a safe environment & nutrients for photosynthesis so when temperatures get too warm & increase the algae produce toxins that force the coral to eject the zooxanthellae, a response that leaves the corals in life support. #protecthereef
31 12685 days ago
The only #10yearChallenge I care about is the conditions of the reef, here shown above is the #GreatBarrierReef 🌊 🌡
Coral bleaching is a global crisis, caused by increased ocean temperatures caused by carbon pollution. Climate change is the biggest threat to our Great Barrier Reef. The Reef needs our help while there’s still time.
Coral reefs are not just beautiful, brightly coloured backgrounds for serene snorkelling experiences — they are vital to life on earth. At least a quarter of the world’s marine life needs coral reefs for some part of their life cycle. Despite their beauty and importance coral reefs around the world are disappearing fast. Water pollution, overfishing and coastal development are taking their toll on coral reefs at the local level, while carbon pollution threatens reefs worldwide and remains their biggest threat.
The mining and burning of coal releases carbon pollution into the air, which is heating our planet and warming our oceans. If we continue to pollute the air and the ocean with carbon emissions at our high rate, coral reefs around the world will face a catastrophic future in coming decades – in our lifetime. 🛑 @firstname.lastname@example.org@greenpeaceap@ecoceanic@seashepherdaustralia
26 8663 days ago
Sunken Treasures ⚓🌊 This plane belonged to Pablo Escobar and was used to traffic drugs. Crashed near Normans Cay in north Exumas. Amazing views inside and outside of the water.
Late last year we were on red alert anticipating another massive bleaching event this summer. Mercifully, the majority of the Great Barrier Reef is no longer on bleaching watch (source: GBRMPA Reef Health Updates). However, the Far Northern section hasn’t received the cooling effects of former Cyclone Penny, so bleaching remains a threat up there. The sea surface temperature is above average in that area as 2018 was the third hottest year on record (according to Bureau of Meteorology). While it’s still too early to rule out a catastrophic event, we are hopeful the Reef gets the reprieve it sorely needs.
You can follow weekly updates from GBRMPA by going to their website and searching for "Reef health updates summer 2018-19"