However, it is still widely practiced in parts of the world for economical gain. Whales are now perceived as fiscal objects by the Japanese and others; it has become a completely unethical practice. There have been many efforts in discounting this detrimental tradition, but none have been taken seriously. Because of the overhunting of the whales, certain species have become extinct, some endangered, and the flow of our ecosystem has been disrupted. Certainly, harsher laws have to be passed about international whaling because it is clearly an unethical, detrimental, and a completely unnecessary practice in today’s modern age.
Due to sea level rising coral reefs are getting destroyed, as they cannot survive in water above 25m. Also the increase of sea levels changes the nutrient flow, which will further damage the food chains. Furthermore coral bleaching is another side affect of global warming which affects the coral reef. Coral bleaching is permanent damage and is effected globally. It gets especially worse during an El Nino year.
There has been ongoing discussion regarding the endemic Pacific Island issue, as over the years, the Government has tried to stem the flow of asylum seekers. First implemented from 2001-2007, the Pacific solution had bipartisan support from both the Liberal-National government and Labour opposition at the time. The policy was abandoned by the Australian Labour Party government of Kevin Rudd following its election in 2007, due to the public’s outrage towards the cruelty of the solution. As of August 2012, the detention centres were re-opened by the Gillard Government due to the re-introduction of the Pacific solution, aiming to process asylum seekers and refugees arriving by boat. However, this iniquitous decision has dire consequences on asylum
Halter commences his article with an accusing tone that provides a background on the “war against nature” and the Sea Shepherd organisation, whilst highlighting the fact that the Institute of Cetacean Research in Japan has provided little to no credible research over the past century, despite this being their agenda for whaling. The author uses fact, reason and logic to support this, “they did not attend the Symposium of Living Whales... last year. Nor were scientists from the Institute of Cetacean Research involved in last year’s findings”. This entices the audience to believe that Halter’s viewpoint is true, not just his opinion or an emotional response. Halter supports his use of reason and logic with an attack against the Japanese quoting, “not only do the Japanese illegally hunt whales... feigning meaningful scientific research, they sell whale meat into the marketplace”.
The Pacific Solution was the name given to the Australian government policy (2001–2007) of transporting asylum seekers to detention centres on small island nations in the Pacific Ocean, rather than allowing them to land on the Australian mainland. It had bipartisan support from both the Liberal-National government and Labor opposition at the time. The Pacific Solution consisted of three central strategies. Firstly, thousands of islands were excised from Australia’s migration zone or Australian territory. Secondly, the Australian Defence Force commenced Operation Relex to interdict vessels carrying asylum seekers.
Mike Peterson EN 1420 composition Instructor: Michelle Gullickson Title; Research Journal #1 The Whales have won! –ICJ rules Japans southern Ocean Whaling ‘not for scientific reach’ Author; Sea Shepard conservation society #2 key points: The international court of justice ruled in the case of Australia-v-Jupon that japans JARPA II whaling program in the Aunt artic is not for scientific purposes and all permits given be revoked. #3 Sea Shepard conservation societies were incorporated in the united in 1981 in the state of Oregon. The idea of sea Shepard was formed by Captain Paul Watson he also founded earth force society in 1977 in Vancouver BC, Canada. Both organizations were for marine mammal protection and conservation.
They have also received criticism for depending on ecologically damaging monoculture planting, and posing a risk to the rights of indigenous people and people in developing countries in order to solve an issue that is mainly of importance to developed countries. One of the more controversial techniques for GHG recapturing involves increasing algae blooms at the ocean surface. The idea is that eventually the algae will die and sink, and remove carbon from the atmosphere for hundreds of years. However, the results of experimentation thus far have been ambiguous; there is uncertainty as to whether a significant portion of the algae even sunk, or re-oxidized into atmospheric
2. There were many cultural differences between the U.S. and Japan that contributed to the brutality of the war during World War Two and it seemed “as if the two nations were from different planets” (page134) . One cultural difference between the Japanese and the United States is religion. In 1851 when President Fillmore met with U.S. Navy officials about American expansionism in the Pacific, a report named “Documents Relative to the Empire of Japan” discussed how American whalemen were captured and held in prison. These imprisoned whale-men were told that ‘Christ was “the devil of Japan.” The Japanese believed in Shintoism and Buddhism (page 16).
During that time, most of their resources especially oil were coming from the USA. The USA did not approve of Japanese aggression in China and they declared an embargo on Japan. This means they would stop supplying Japan with raw materials, like oil. This angered the Japanese, so they attacked Pearl Harbour. Pearl Harbour was the chosen destination to attack as it had one of the largest US military ports, so this would cause them a dis-advantage.
Many worry about the negative consequences Global Warming may have on our Earth. It is believed that there will be detremental effects from sea to land. A rise in water levels causing the icecaps to melt. Melting icecaps would then release methane another greenhouse gas. The oceans salt water would mix with freshwater and CO2 would get absorbed into the oceans causing disabling effects on our waters food chain.