Cleaning workers retrieve carcasses of pigs from a branch of Huangpu River in Shanghai, on March 10, 2013. Over 2,200 pigs were found dead, floating in one of Shanghai’s main water sources, official media reported on March 11, 2013, triggering a public outcry in China where concerns over food safety and environmental pollution run high.
Wake up! This is no joke. This is actually happening
and your 5 plant lifestyle is the primary cause of it.
Modern fishing vessels catch staggering amounts of unwanted fish and other marine life. It’s estimated that anywhere from 8 to 25 percent of the total global catch is discarded, cast overboard either dead or dying. That’s up to 27 million tonnes of fish thrown out each year — the equivalent of 600 fully-laden Titanics. And the victims aren’t just fish. Every year, an estimated 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises die entangled in fishing nets, along with thousands of critically-endangered sea turtles.
All modern forms of commercial fishing produce bycatch, but shrimp trawling is by far the most destructive: it is responsible for a third of the world’s bycatch, while producing only 2% of all seafood.
Shrimp (and many deep-sea fish) are caught using a fishing method called bottom trawling, which usually involves dragging a net between two trawl doors weighing several tons each across the ocean bed. This has a destructive impact on seabed communities, particularly on fragile deep water coral – a vital part of the marine ecosystem that scientists are just beginning to understand. The effect of bottom trawling on the seafloor has been compared to forest clear-cutting, and the damage it causes can be seen from space. The UN Secretary General reported in 2006 that 95 percent of damage to seamount ecosystems worldwide is caused by deep sea bottom trawling.
THIS IS WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
* Okay, now I’ll legit lose some sleep about this…
Mining metals and other natural resources is not good for the planet. When you take precious metals, minerals, oil, gas, etc out of the planet, you’re actually damaging the planet. Us humans aren’t used to thinking that Earth is a living organism. Planets are evolving creatures just like animals. When you take something from the Earth, you gotta give it back. Also, building dams is not healthy for the planet either. It stops the natural flow of the elements and can also cause geological shifts.
Chris Jordan - Midway: Message from the Gyre (2009-current)
I understand that these are horrific, disturbing images and not remotely beautiful.
At first I was under the impression that the albatross remains had been arranged by the photographer around piles of plastic trash; then I read this article and learned that “nesting chicks fill their bellies with plastic as their parents collect and feed them bits that look to them like food. As a result, tens of thousands of albatross chicks die of starvation, choking, internal bleeding and poisoning each year.”
I feel the set deserves posting.
Re-post cuz we often forget the consequences of our thoughtless actions.
* This is precisely why I greatly hate the golf courses.
Literally butchering the nature just for the sake of old farts’ leisure time.
Ugh so disgusting
* i 100% agree with this
We created a way of raising standards of living that we can’t possibly pass on to our children. We have been getting rich by depleting all our natural stocks—water, hydrocarbons, forests, rivers, fish, and arable land—and not by generating renewable flows.
You can get this burst of wealth that we have created from this rapacious behavior, but it has to collapse, unless adults stand up and say, “This is a Ponzi scheme.”
We have not generated real wealth, we are destroying a livable climate. Real wealth is something you can pass on in a way that others can enjoy."