posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 02:15 AM
Grrr I wrote a whole reply and then it timed out... how annoying.
Basically, at the risk of sounding like an earth mother, I don't see how global companies don't understand they have a responsibility. They don't
care about repercussions past their monetary loss.
The ocean is incredibly important, as are the creatures within it (here I go, lol). Poisoning fish means there is less food to eat, if theres less
food to eat, or catch, then industries and individual fishermen lose their livelihoods. Deadliest Catch wouldn't be so much about the Bearing Seas
catches, but the fact they're pulling up crabs with radioactive claws and lazerbeam eyes
Coral is also important because it acts as a natural shore shield, preventing damage from storms and waves. It's also a tourist attraction. Imagine
going to Australia and wanting to see the Reef, and then discovering it's actually all crapped up. No-one would ever go to see it, and so Australia
suffers a lack of tourism, and therefore results in an economic drop.
And finally (yup, definitely a flourishing earth mother in the making haha) we're cutting down trees which make oxygen and cut carbon dioxide, we're
smogging and polluting the air (and by we, I mean, humans in general), the ocean is the largest oxygen source our world has... we start junking that
up, then we're all taking dirt naps before we know it.