Earth Spirit: Saving Mother Ocean
A call to action to save our oceans and our future!
We’ve all seen the news of dead and dying whales, and the alarming amounts of plastic pollution washing up on beaches or floating on the tides. The oceans are in very great danger for many reasons, and it is not just plastic waste, which is bad enough. Overfishing, acidification, coral bleaching, nuclear waste, seabed mining, military testing, and climate change, are taking a very heavy toll on marine creatures of all types, from tiny plankton to the massive whales. The eponymous Dead Zones are aptly named. Many marine creatures are in danger of extinction.
Life on this planet depends on healthy oceans. We depend on healthy oceans. This book takes a look at the threats to marine life, and what is being done to save the seas. It is a call to action to save Mother Ocean.
The author explains how he became personally motivated to do what he could. As a singer and songwriter he wrote songs and came up with the idea for Ocean Aid concerts. Now he has written the book you are holding. He hopes to inspire you to think about what you can do. We all need to help save the seas.
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Simply put, everything noted above and within the book itself is all a massive call to action to save Mother Ocean. We humans have been squeezing life out of the sea for many years now, let alone the fact that increased CO₂ levels in the atmosphere have made the ocean more acidic, threatening food chains. Warming waters are not only killing sea life they are also changing currents and affecting global weather patterns. Meanwhile we dump 8 million tons of waste into the ocean a year, in addition to agricultural and industrial runoff that poisons coastal areas. Indeed, at the rate we are harvesting fish, by 2050 there will likely be more plastic than fish in the oceans. Here in Earth Spirit: Saving Mother Ocean, the author Steve Andrews explains how he became personally motivated to do what he could. As a singer and songwriter he wrote songs and came up with the idea for Ocean Aid concerts. Now he has written the book you are holding. He hopes to inspire you to think about what you can do and trust me when I say that we all need to help save the seas. Andrews dives in (all pun intended, sorry) to the problem we have brought upon ourselves as humans by exploring all angles, detailing the threats cast with ease forward, whilst admitting that our own fate as the human race depends on the seas and so forth. For a revitalized ocean would not only feed a growing population but could also strengthen our fight against climate change. Coastal habitats such as mangroves and salt marshes are extraordinary carbon sinks, sequestering as much CO₂ per acre as 16 acres of pristine Amazonian rain forest. New developments in offshore wind-farm technology can provide an inexhaustible supply of green energy, while mineral deposits on the seafloor, if mined sustainably, offer the raw ingredients for the batteries to store it. In conclusion, Andrews continues on his painstakingly revealing journey here trying to always focus our attention on the (for the most part) man-made problems we have growing every day with this regard, and how we can help reduce the amount of plastic pollution to slowly make a difference for generations to come. FULL REVIEW: https://annecarlini.com/ex_books.php?id=272 ~ Exclusive Magazine, Review
"Steve Andrews understands that the key to defending and protecting life and diversity in the Ocean is to use what you are good at to find solutions to seemingly impossible problems. The strength of an eco-system depends upon diversity and interdependence. Therefore a successful movement is defined by diversity and interdependence within it. By harnessing our passions to the virtues of courage and imagination we can find impossible solutions to seemingly impossible problems.. Saving Mother Ocean is inspiring, informative and a call to action by all of us to save the Mother to all of us – the Ocean." ~ Captain Paul Watson, Founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Via email
"Lots of facts and background information and your journey. I think people will find it very informative as you tell it straight! The ocean is life, we must protect it." ~ Lilly Platt, Global Youth Embassador, Speaker and Environmental Champion., Twitter Direct Messages.
"A wake up call for the world - if this book doesn't make you think differently nothing will" ~ Mike Kennedy, Director MADACP Global SWND, Facebook private message.
'"Where Does all The Plastic Go? Into the sea, into the sea”! Sing along while reading this fabulous book ’Saving mother ocean’ by Steve Andrews. Find out who first discovered plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean and how Andrews got inspired to become an ocean advocate by a plastic catamaran also known as the Plastiki. Andrews is a pioneer in raising awareness and motivating others to become change makers. This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to be informed about plastic pollution and who wants to make a difference. Thank you Steve Andrews for inspiring thousands to protect our planet mother ocean.' ~ Janina Rossiter, artivist, ocean advocate and award-winning author. Twitter Direct Messages. , Twitter Direct Messages
"Steve Andrews continues on his remarkable journey by focusing our attention on the Earth's Oceans and what can be done to clean up our act of living here. I'm honored to be mentioned and inspired to devote more of my time to eco-activism, especially actions caring for our Mother Ocean." ~ Stephen Friedland, singer and songwriter , Facebook private message.
"It is a thorough and properly alarming review of the many threats that we have created to the life in and of the oceans. Our fate depends on the health of the seas, and we need to open our eyes to what is happening." ~ Alan Ereira, filmmmaker, author and historian, Via email
"Knowledgeable, energetic, eclectic, Steve Andrews’ writing is always a delight. The subject is worrying, but the book also includes at least the suggestion of a solution, in the form of Ocean Aid, Steve’s grand vision for an awareness-raising campaign to bring the plight of the oceans to the world’s attention." ~ C. J. Stone, author and journalist, Via email
"Through a combination of prose and poetry, Andrews highlights the sad plight of our oceans and offers some suggestions about what we can do to turn this dire situation around. It's not a long book, but it is worth reading if you wish to gain a better understanding of what is happening to the oceans and why." ~ Luke Eastwood, author of 'How To Save The Planet' and 'The Journey.', Email
"A remarkable insight into the international threats towards the natural earth, its oceans and its land, along with the outstanding explanation of the author's efforts to create Ocean Aid to provide relief and conservation to all marine life." ~ Jack Ellis-Leek, WEAW Founder , Facebook private message.