Friday, November 20, 2009

Sea Turtles and Climate Change

A recent New York Times article reports that ocean water rising level and temperature threaten further the fate of the leatherback sea turtle in Costa Rica.

In the style of Joanna Macy, John Seed, and Arne Naess's meditations from Thinking Like a Mountain, where they create a roll call of endangered and extincted species, we can take a moment for the leatherback turtle. We can only hope that this species and the others in the litany of species threatened or gone due to human planetary practices can serve as teachers for us. One part of the article relates the efforts of teenagers in the area to protect the turtle eggs that were still laid, so that they can be buffered from rising tides and baby turtles escorted to the tides after birth.

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