Delegates attending Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC80), at the UN International Maritime Organisation (IMO) HQ, had their drinks and canapé celebration interrupted by an angry and frustrated Poseidon, Ruler of the Ocean.
Member States who are obstructing environmental progress, like Argentina and Saudi Arabia, choked on their lobster vol-au-vents as Poseidon called out their malpractice and greed. Poseidon was accompanied by two desperate, dripping, merpeople who looked near dead – poisoned by ocean pollution.
Appalled by the state of the dying Ocean and the IMO’s failure to offer any environmental help, Poseidon swam up the Thames,to make a last minute plea to the IMO. Amazingly, Ocean life, has no voice at the IMO. Unlike the oil and gas polluters who peddle the poisonous Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) which shipping burns at sea.
Poseidon had already sent a letter to the IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim, which he ignored. This left Poseidon with no choice but to leave his watery realm to infiltrate the IMO HQ. Sadly, his accompanying merfolk appeared to be poisoned by marine pollutants and tangled in discarded fishing nets – fishing waste makes up 70% of marine microplastics.
Poseidon proclaimed: “Our oceans are overheating. The seas are acidifying.The Ocean oxygen needed for humans and merfolk to breathe is disappearing. Plastic pollution litters the beaches and the seabed and is snaring sea life. The shipping you regulate is a major contributor to this, with spills of oil, plastic nodules, ghost nets, chemicals and food waste all creating a toxic pollution mix which is playing a major part in climate and nature collapse.”
hosted by XR NYC
September 28th, 6:30-7:30, EST
Four civil disobedience activists (including one rebel) blocked the road to the Burning Man festival. It generated hundreds of media stories.Another rebel glued his feet to the floor of Arthur Ashe stadium and stopped a US Open semi-final game for 49 minutes. It generated thousands of media hits worldwide, inserted the topic of climate emergency where it is least seen - the sports pages. Would you like to be a part of this new wave of climate actions, where a small number of brave people can make a big impact? Come learn from these two rebels. It's not hard. It just needs a bit of pluck, a bit of creativity, and a straightforward message.
Join DE This Sunday for a talk about how you can join this exciting group - and start making headlines of your own! Or at least help others do the same.
“What are our responsibilities at this time? Because of the fossil fuel industry, we are facing horrors of a magnitude never before experienced in our existence. Our government continues to lead us to the edge of no return. We must stand up and defend ourselves. No one else is going to do it. It must be us, if we want to live.
Our methods must be disruptive, and they must be nonviolent. Our actions are evidence-based, credible, and we have a plan. The only thing missing at this point in time is YOU!”
Register now at declareemergency.org/events
Do you like this page?