Save the World in Thirty Days
With a whale of an emergency
I come to you with urgency
about a seismic test insurgency
converging on the virgin sea
As giant storms keep forming
we know the Earth is warming
The oil wars keep storming
but they just keep terraforming
Miles below the soil
The oil monkeys toil
Whole oceans they despoil
To quench their thirst for oil
Offshore rigs are fixtures
like global Jack the Rippers
They’re taking seismic pictures
Maxing out the Richters
Save the World in 30 Days:
A-C-T-I-O-N * A-L-E-R-T!
The issue is SEISMIC TESTING, and you know that ‘we’ are the specialists, right? 🙂 LET’S ROCK!
This comes to us by way of our brothers and sisters in OCEANA, who contacted our page and asked us to get this message out.
Recently, the Obama administration decided that if you really wanted to get the President’s attention, you should be able to garner at least 100,000 signatures for your issue. That is our challenge this time folks…
It is a message about such a petition that is streaking toward the needed 100,000 threshold the whales need to keep their ears intact:
With the Atlantic Coast about to get bombarded with seismic air canons that will certainly deafen our best friends under the sea (as well as ruin the ocean-based economy of 7 Atlantic seaboard states), famous TV and movie star *and known ocean warrior* TED DANSEN sends you this message today- we need 100,000 sigs and we have 30 days to gather them. Please please please * sign sign sign * and * share share share!
Here is the original message we got from OCEANA out of Washington DC:
I hope all is well. When we chatted a while back you asked if there was a way to help push back against the Atlantic seismic airgun proposal, and now there is, in a big way!
Ted Danson agreed to author a whitehouse.gov petition against seismic testing in the Atlantic:
We need 100,000 signatures in 30 days to get a response from the President! Can you send the petition out to the groups who worked with you against PG & E’s airguns in the Pacific and also post to your groups facebook page, twitter etc.? We are using the twitter hashtag: #seismic.
Our new seismic report, video and other materials available here: http://oceana.org/en/news-media/publications/reports/a-deaf-whale-is-a-dead-whale-seismic-airgun-testing-for-oil-and-gas-threatens-marine-life-and-co (key point of the report is that according to the Department of the Interior, 138,500 whales and dolphins could be injured by the proposed eight years of seismic airgun testing in an area twice the size of California!).
We could really use your help on this. Let us know, thanks!
Matthew Huelsenbeck | Marine Scientist
OCEANA | Protecting the World’s Oceans
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NO SWEAT MATT- like I said on the phone, we are WAY on it.
OK folks, with lot’s coming up on our agenda (second annual THANK YOU WHALES event in Avila, California, and TOMOL (really awesome Native CHUMASH event, shirts, buttons, some hot issues from Latin American ocean activists, and Navy HSTT SONAR, we ‘gots’ work to do- together. Did I mention Tilikum? Free Tilly!
With much love and respect,