7 posts tagged planet

20th May 2014
My great-great-grandchildren ask me, in dreams, ‘What did you do while the planet was plundered? What did you do when the Earth was unraveling? Surely you did something when the seasons started failing, as the mammals, reptiles, birds were all dying. Did you fill the streets with protest when democracy was stolen? What did you do once you knew?’

Drew Dellinger

20th May 2014
If everyone lived as North Americans do, we would need five Earths; as Europeans do, three Earths. China and India are just under the one-Earth level, but that is increasing steadily. Moderate projections from the UN show that, by 2050, we will be using about twice the carrying capacity of Earth. This is accompanied by a catastrophic loss of much of Earth’s unique biodiversity…half the species on Earth are in danger of becoming extinct in 50 years.

Sustainable World Coalition, Sustainable World Sourcebook

13th April 2012
Oceanic trash has been growing tenfold every decade since 1950. The two pictures shown above are of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It is a part of the ocean twice the size of Texas that is just, well, garbage. Its biggest constituents are plastics, which can take hundreds of years to degrade. For every pound of plankton in the ocean, there are six pounds of non-biodegradable plastics. Oceanic trash has been growing tenfold every decade since 1950. The two pictures shown above are of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It is a part of the ocean twice the size of Texas that is just, well, garbage. Its biggest constituents are plastics, which can take hundreds of years to degrade. For every pound of plankton in the ocean, there are six pounds of non-biodegradable plastics.

Oceanic trash has been growing tenfold every decade since 1950. The two pictures shown above are of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It is a part of the ocean twice the size of Texas that is just, well, garbage. Its biggest constituents are plastics, which can take hundreds of years to degrade. For every pound of plankton in the ocean, there are six pounds of non-biodegradable plastics.


I am Ashley, an incredibly introverted environmental enthusiast.
I'm studying to be a marine biologist.
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