Hail Brave Hearts
The world is changing, washing itself away. The oceans are rising, eating into the shoreline, seeping into the forest and meadows, changing the land. The water table is rising, salt water is creeping into the soil, changing the habitat. Some ecosystems are failing, forested areas now becoming ghosts of the land. The ecological integrity of these areas is in such peril that the trees succumb to salt water infiltration and die. The Earth is the master, retaking it’s land.
The global warming, with ice sheets breaking off from Arctic ice flows, crashing powerfully into the oceans. The water table has risen significantly in the past several decades. New species of sharks have been discovered. The oceans are changing and providing for more water for more ocean life. Seeping itself inland, the salt water is claiming it’s territory. Once thriving forested areas, home to many land dwelling creatures, succumb to the tide of destructive salt that washes it’s way into the soil and ruins the land for the native species that dwell there. The new legacy of our world is water.
Water, the life source of our planet. Without this we all will surely die. Now, this very life source is lurking too close and consuming areas that were inhabited by beautiful land dwelling creatures. The rising water table is salt water, which is good for the ocean dwellers, but no so for us. But how do we stop the tides? In so many ways, water is better than sand. In every way. Water is a life sustaining force that protects the natural elements that depend upon it. Water is essential.
The tides of the oceans swell and claim more coastal land. The lakes and rivers rise and claim more shoreline for themselves. Island nations are vanishing to the rising sea levels. It’s a disaster to those who live in these lands. So much is changing and so rapidly. Environmental studies are showing an increasing loss of land, in a world where there has always been so much ocean to cross. All of the experts, striving to control the loss of land, in a world without end.
https://apnews.com/article/7a8b498f60034a8eb960900e08f7b4b8 Ghost Forest along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.
More conversations in regards to the receding glaciers, indicate other theories for the fast vanishing ice. Exhaust. Vehicle traffic too close to the glaciers might be causing them to retreat. Some glaciers in more remote areas are still intact, without noticeable change in their size or density. Increasing numbers of boats in the Arctic regions, warming the oceans through exhaust. There was a report last year, that with fewer boats travelling these waters due to the pandemic, there wasn’t any calving off of ice and the northern ice shelves remained intact. The icebergs in some areas remained intact as well. The water is these locations stayed cold.
Rising water temperatures is dangerous to many forms of sea life. Sensitive creatures such as coral need consistent water temperatures to survive. With the loss of corals comes the loss of sea life which depends up on it. Rising water temperatures in lakes is dangerous to cold loving animals and plants. Heat from industry and travel, warming the water, spoiling the pristine in nature, supporting some life forms and killing off others. The Earth is the master. What mankind can’t resolve for itself, the Earth will decide.
written by Dr. Louise Hayes
November 22, 2020