Merfolk Challenge IMO Secretary General

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.”  

 

In Solidarity, Will Regan

 

 

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Will Regan has been a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion in the US and Declare Emergency. He's editor in chief for the Daily Rebellion and has been arrested 4 times since taking that role.