We need an Ocean Treaty – like, yesterday

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This time, it’s got to work.

Our oceans are facing an unbelievable array of challenges, and I think we know them by now: pollution, over-fishing, the many manifestations of climate change, and now the threat of deep sea mining. It’s urgent.

So, the final negotiations for aUN Ocean Treatyresumed on Monday, February 20, 2023 in New York. This is the Fifth Session of the Intergovernmental Conference, after the Fourth Session in New York ended in March, 2022without agreement. In other words, the 50 High Ambition Coalition countries failed in their promise of an Ocean Treaty last year. In Montréal in December 2022, 190 countries agreed on the “30×30” target, which is to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030 – an encouraging agreement, indeed. Currently, less than 5 percent of our oceans are protected.

Dr. Laura Meller from the University of Helsinki, Oceans Campaigner and…

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Alaska’s unprecedented food stamp backlog is taking a harsh toll on rural communities

Residents far from the nearest food pantry are struggling to feed their families, advocates say. State health officials say they’re making headway on applications but recipients say help can’t come too soon.
— Read on www.adn.com/alaska-news/2023/02/26/alaskas-unprecedented-food-stamp-backlog-is-taking-a-harsh-toll-on-rural-communities/

Contaminated waste shipments from Ohio derailment will resume : NPR

The news follows the Environmental Protection Agency order to pause shipments from the site of the Feb. 3 derailment in East Palestine to allow additional oversight about where waste was shipped.
— Read on www.npr.org/2023/02/26/1159623336/contaminated-waste-shipments-from-ohio-derailment-will-resume

There is no clear economic trade-off for saving lives during the pandemic – Actuaries Digital – There is no clear economic trade-off for saving lives during the pandemic | Actuaries Digital

Contrary to popular belief, it seems that countries that have protected their residents better during COVID-19 have not experienced a…
— Read on www.actuaries.digital/2023/02/20/there-is-no-clear-economic-trade-off-for-saving-lives-during-the-pandemic/

Nature — Silent Songs of Sonsnow

“We can no longer keep exploiting the resources of this earth-the trees, the water and the minerals-without any care for the coming generations. It is common sense that we cannot survive if we keep working against nature. We must learn to live in harmony with nature.” His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Nature — Silent Songs of Sonsnow

Virologist Disputes WSJ Report on a Minority Opinion Suggesting Covid ‘Lab Leak’ Origin – Slashdot

It reportedly comes from the DOE’s own network of national labs rather than through spying. But I do know that to be consistent with the available scientific evidence, the DOE has to explain how the virus emerged twice over 2 wks in humans at the same market the size of a tennis court, over 8 km & across a river from the only lab in Wuhan working on SARSr-CoVs….

Claims of a progenitor at WIV are pure speculation & unsupported by evidence…. Despite 3 years of a global search for this evidence, it has not materialized, while evidence supporting zoonosis associated with Huanan has continued to stack up. At some point, an absence of evidence might just be evidence of absence.

Source: Virologist Disputes WSJ Report on a Minority Opinion Suggesting Covid ‘Lab Leak’ Origin – Slashdot

Marii Freire

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

Hoje, enquanto caminhava na Orla, fiz esse registro lindo ao amanhecer. A garça fez pose para foto. Aliás, o dia estava fechado, mas depois fez um sol lindo, completando a perfeição do Criador. Continuei caminhando e estendendo a conexão com o belo, com a natureza, com a brisa, observando as águas mansas do Tapajós correndo rumo ao seu destino final. Eu, como fazia a minha atividade física ao ar livre, e é algo que gosto muito, fui até ao final da orla e voltei. Mas enquanto caminhava, teci uns minutos importantes de saberia durante aquele percurso, vislumbrando principalmente, aquela paisagem linda que temos por essas bandas, como se diz na nossa linguagem cabocla. O Tapajós é um rio que mais lembra um Oceano de tão grande – você observa e pensa ” como Deus foi generoso conosco. Ah, isso Ele foi. Pois bem, poderíamos nos contentar com pouco, mas tudo…

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Fernando Pessoa

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

” Alguns têm na vida um grande sonho e faltam a esse sonho. Outros não têm na vida nenhum sonho, e faltam a esse também.

Fernando Pessoa

Bernardo Soares, ” Livro do Desassossego, “1982


Marii Freire

https://Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

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