Are we past the point of no return? According to @ConservationOrg Senior Scientist Will Turner, “climate change has showed us – kind of shockingly – that humanity has the power to change the planet on a planetary scale. We are literally changing the #climate in a way the hasn’t happened in 10,000 years because of human activity. But the bright side of that is that we did that unintentionally. With intention and with the science that we have that’s informed our understanding for the problem of #climatechange, we CAN address this problem.” . Missed our #AskAScientist Instagram Live with Dr. Turner? Don’t worry! We’ll be back for more. Just look out for our next live event with @ConservationOrg experts and you can submit your pressing questions.
Set your alarm and tag your friends: TODAY at 12pm EST, @ConservationOrg Senior Scientist Will Turner is answering your most pressing climate and environment questions during our special #AskAScientist Instagram Live. YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS. . There’s still time to send us your questions – comment them below and tune in to see if it’s chosen.
#TuesdayTrivia: We can help achieve up to 30% of the emissions reduction we need by _________. 1. Selling our cars 2. Becoming vegetarian 3. Protecting and restoring forest . . . . . . . While dietary change can help lower emissions associated with meat production and driving less definitely helps, findings show protecting and restoring forests can achieve 30% of necessary emissions reductions.
#MondayMotivation: Roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year gets lost or wasted, contributing billions of tons of #GreenhouseGases . The good news is that reducing #FoodWaste is easy — it just takes a little extra planning. Try to plan your meals before you go shopping; inventory your fridge and pantry; and make (and stick to) a list. You can also freeze or repurpose leftovers and preserve extra produce through canning, freezing, pickling or drying.
Exciting news from one of the most marine biodiverse places on Earth. Species recorded in 2018 bring the Bird’s Head Seascape fish numbers to over 1800 unique species. At @ConservationOrg we continue to protect the region's biodiversity alongside partners and local communities. . 📸 by @shawnheinrichs
#Repost@shawnheinrichs ・・・ Did you know that fish have their own unique personalities and that we can actually form super cool relationships with them? Ten years ago, a local dive master in New Caledonia named Marino met a baby anemone fish and they formed a unique and special bond. Even today, a decade later, the two unlikely friends have a very special connection. We tend to look at fish as commodities in our food chain or emotionless beings without personality. I hope this story of Marino and Nemo can flip this misconception upside-down, revealing that so many creatures in nature have distinct personalities and behaviors. Fish have feelings, feel pain, and can be highly curious and social beings. Who would have guessed that a clownfish could form a personal relationship with a single person and recognize that individual and come out to greet them and play with them everyday? Remember: when we recklessly extract marine resources, there are billions of little beings that are being affected. New Caledonia is an oasis of marine stewardship in the Pacific Ocean, where national laws and traditional wisdom bring together communities, industries, organizations and governments to safeguard their marine treasures. By showing people what the successful conservation of reef systems looks like, hopefully we can engage wider and more diverse audiences to support conservation initiatives. Thank you to the dedicated team at @conservationorg for their relentless work to conserve the Coral Sea and its diversity — before it becomes endangered. Learn more at conservation.org/coralsea
Today’s #Wildlife Wednesday honors wildlife rangers who are on the front-lines of conservation every day. Let’s start off the new year by giving thanks to the men and women who work to protect the creatures who roam our planet.