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Blog Action Day – Nature is under threat in northern Norway

October 15th, 2007 · 14 Comments

Today over 14,000(!!) bloggers will blog about environmental issues as a part of the Blog Action Day.
I feel very strong about environmental issues because I grew up close to the nature and as I grew older I understood all the threats against mother earth.

The biggest threat up here in the north is probably against life in the ocean. The fisheries are getting more and more efficient and the fish stocks are in real danger of collapsing.
In recent years oil companies have started to drill for gas and oil up here in the north. Any spills from this will have be a disaster for the fish stocks and bird populations. There is also great concern for what the drilling itself does to the life in the ocean.
And who knows what results will come from global warming…

We can all try a little harder to take care of the nature and Blog Action Day is a good way of reminding ourselves to take more care of the nature 🙂

Here is a few examples from my photo collection of reasons why I want to preserve the beautiful nature around us.

Macro photo of five-spot burnet moths mating on flowers
Macro photo of five-spot burnet moths mating on flowers

Photo of Atlantic Puffin
Photo of Atlantic Puffin

Taking pictures while laying in a buttercup meadow
Taking pictures while laying in a buttercup meadow

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage // Oct 15, 2007 at 1:46 am

    Such gorgeous photos to share for such an important cause. Your talents are so impressive and your passion for nature is even moreso. Thank you!

  • 2 RecycleCindy // Oct 15, 2007 at 4:19 am

    Wonderful post. Thank you for your support of Blog Action Day for our environment.

  • 3 MyDen // Oct 15, 2007 at 7:33 am

    Over-harvesting of the oceans, exploring and drilling for oil & gas, deforestation, etc are all common themes where economic and monetary considerations of governments and MNCs far outweigh the need to look after the only home we will ever have.

    Despite increasing evidence that man’s actions is significant in contributing towards global warming, major greenhouse gases emission economies are unable (or unwilling?) to come up with a responsible course of action to address issues. It is up to the common people through campaigns like Blog Action Day to have their voices and opinions heard.

    Sorry for the long comment, just could not help myself after your great post and superb photos! Take care.

  • 4 Jenty // Oct 15, 2007 at 8:12 am

    Wonderful post! And I love the photo of the puffin.

  • 5 Jos // Oct 15, 2007 at 8:31 am

    Beautiful, Thomas! Thank you for supporting Blog Action Day and our environment.

  • 6 Josef // Oct 15, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    Hei, Great pictures on this day!

  • 7 kml // Oct 15, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    Great post, Thomas, and beautiful photos to go with it!

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  • 9 Jean // Oct 15, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    I love the pics you used to do your action day!

  • 10 clairec23 // Oct 16, 2007 at 9:42 am

    It’s just too easy to let yourself forget about these issues. Thanks for the reminder! Beautiful pics by the way.

  • 11 fossfor // Oct 16, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    your photos are beautiful! thank you for sharing them for Blog Action Day

  • 12 Thomas Laupstad // Oct 16, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Thanks for all the comments 🙂

    MyDen: I totally agree. What worries me is that the population here in northern Norway generally is in favor of the oil drilling because it will create some new jobs. These jobs will of course only exist in a relatively short time period, but money is what matters..

  • 13 kermit johnson // Oct 26, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    Thank you for participating in Blog Action Day.

    I did not participate. However, I wrote a belated post about a topic that may have a direct impact on the global warming issue:

    BRAZILIAN TEAK FLOORS IN LUXURY HOMES, SLAVE LABOR, AND DESTRUCTION OF THE RAIN FOREST.

    You can find it at:
    http://www.realestatetwincities.net/blog/

    Please share this with your readers. Usually I do not ask for this kind of help, but the topic is that important to me. Anything you can do to promote this link or awareness of this issue would be deeply appreciated.

    Thank you.

  • 14 Rick Rouse // Nov 20, 2007 at 5:55 am

    What amazing depth-of-field in this one! I love it.