Space Ship Earth

“We need to defend diversity on land and in the sea and we need solutions, and these solutions can only be realized by harnessing the imaginative side of human culture – the arts.”

Millions of sharks end up in prestigious restaurant tables as shark fin soup, whale sanctuaries get looted for new beer brands or exclusive dog food. More fish get eaten by house cats than by seals while hundred of miles of drift nets vacuum clean the sea. Anything wrong with that? After all, there are plenty of fish in the sea, right?

Not for long, if we believe the scientists. 2048 seems to be the overall accepted deadline for the collapse of all commercial fisheries, already by 2025 all the coral reef ecosystems in the world will be gone. Leading environmentalists already see the end of most sealife happening in 6–16 years.

Diminishment of biodiversity in our Ocean is the single greatest threat to the survival of humanity. With diminishment of species in our oceans comes diminishment of the quality of life for humanity. What are the causes of this continuing mass extinction and imminent threat to our collective survival?

Human over-population and over consumption of resources are the primary threats and they bring chemical, oil, noise and plastic pollution with them. Global warming, oceanic acidification, over-fishing, agricultural run-off.

The threats are many, but so are the solutions.

PARLEY IS THE SPACE WHERE CREATORS, THINKERS AND LEADERS COME TOGETHER TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR THE BEAUTY AND FRAGILITY OF OUR OCEANS AND COLLABORATE ON PROJECTS THAT CAN END THEIR DESTRUCTION.

Parley for the Oceans addresses major threats towards our oceans, the most important ecosystem of our planet.

We believe the power for change lies in the hands of the consumer – given he has a choice – and the power to shape this new consumer mindset lies in the hands of the creative industries.

Artists, musicians, actors, directors, fashion designers, journalists, architects, product inventors, and scientists have the tools to mold the reality we live in and to develop alternative business models and ecologically sensible products to give us earthlings an alternative choice, an everyday option to change something.

To succeed, we need to find ways to synchronize the economic system of mankind with the ecosystem of nature. And make environmental protection fiscally lucrative for pacesetting major companies.

Parley has been created to accelerate a process of change that is already in progress. No other big movement in the history of mankind has developed faster than the environmental cause. We want to make sure we are fast enough to meet the ultimate deadline and turn the ship around before we lose a treasure, which we have just started to explore and still don’t really understand: the fantastic blue universe beneath us. The Oceans.

Bluefingers lives this thinking, the compulsion to act on something that has been on the table for over a decade is unyielding.

Do something (us included)

(via Parley.tv)