Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Be ashamed. Be very ashamed...

...of our capitalist consumption and our throwaway society.

These images break my heart. Throw a plastic cap into the drain, leave your throwaway lighter on the beach, allow your plastic bag to blow away in the breeze, and this is what YOU (and I) do...

The talented photographer Chris Jordan says:

"These photographs of albatross chicks were made just a few weeks ago on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. .."

"To document this phenomenon as faithfully as possible, not a single piece of plastic in any of these photographs was moved, placed, manipulated, arranged, or altered in any way. These images depict the actual stomach contents of baby birds in one of the world's most remote marine sanctuaries, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent."

Now look here, if you dare.
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2 comments:

Jo said...

Yes you are right, we should be very ashamed of ourselves. I know once upon a time I didn't think twice about where I put my garbage, these days we have learned to be very careful, but unfortunately, not everyone is sufficiently aware and other than posting these pictures where everyone can see them, I don't know how we get people to take notice. Maybe major TV coverage would work.

In NC they have displays in their Aquariums of the garbage found on the local beaches and that too is pretty horrifying although it has not yet been consumed by anything.

Tropical Dragon said...

That is heart-breaking.