Great Barrier Reef Photos And Supports The Save Our Planet Program
Our planet is indeed gasping for air at this moment. Our harmful pollutions are choking her slowly and continue to strip her of her ozone layer.
Luke is very concerned about this and the Saving Our Planet Program and feels it is time for all people to respond to this alarming state of the only planet we live in, and doing our share of protecting her by doing simple things that will surely make a big difference.
If we fail to respond, we might be harming ourselves in the years ahead as well as our children’s, for nature has a destructive way of getting back at us humans.
The signs of our earth’s displeasure with harmful activities of humans are now seen and felt all across the globe which is now causing global warming, climate change, acid rain, drought, flash floods and other forms of natural catastrophes. Luke has recently been on a diving trip to the Great Barrier Reef and sent us some of the photos he has taken and we would like to share them with you. Reefs like this cannot be destroyed by humans; they are part of our life line.
Here are some suggestions on how we can help save our planet:
- Reduce, reuse, and recycle.
- Be kind to trees, they provide much oxygen.
- Properly dispose of contaminants such as mercury.
- Minimize the use items containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that are responsible for the climate change and depletion of our precious ozone layer.
- Educate your children.
- Be responsible for your garbage.
- Do not burn plastic ( this aids in reducing our ozone layer).
- Support environmental conservation in your area.
Luke and Peter have responded in their own words:
Luke and I have had various discussions over the years and now again over the phone. We can only suggest things like taking away Mangroves allows more sediment to be released into the Reef, along with farmlands that, with their excessive use of fertilizers release enormous amounts of nitrates & phosphates also into the reefs. Other impacts are the excessive fishing for hobby & recreational purposes. Another one that just comes to my mind, but I’m yet to see that mentioned in survey reports, as I’ve never seen a study result to-date, are the asphalting of roads….!!
The Storm water run offs with all the filth that comes from and on the roads would also cause an impact, IMO. Let’s see an ICP-MS spectrograph of all those
Hydrocarbons that run off into the reefs…!!
Luke & Peter