Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Most Important News Story Ever. Ever.

I seldom post twice in one day. I am making an exception.

I just watched a video that a friend of mine posted on Facebook this evening.

There are many things taking place these days that are cause for worry. Here is one more. This one is a big one. Literally!

This is the comment I posted after watching the video:

Audrey Gallagher Fish Pfeifer
I was aware of the mass of plastic in the ocean, but I had NO idea it was this large. As one small individual on this earth, I had concerns about the fish in the ocean. How naive of me. This Oceanic Plastic Pollution is WAY beyond what I thought. I listened intently. I cried. I am frightened for the future. I don't know what the answer is, but this information NEEDS to be circulated. I will Blog about it and I will do a better job of recycling. God help us. Thank you, Soke, for posting this information.

PLEASE watch this video. If nothing else, it will give you information that you might not be aware of. It opened my eyes to the real problem. I would like to do something. That is why I'm posting this. Have you ever heard of the Pacific Garbage Patch? I'm angry and I have questions. I want to know why plastic water bottles are not banned? Plastic grocery bags? Why isn't recycling mandatory in every city? WHY are we not doing something to prevent this problem from growing? Are there really companies secretly dumping in the ocean? We all know that a lot of money is being wasted by our government on trivial things ~ how can we get our government to spend our money wisely? ie: Are our oceans being policed for illegal dumping? Are there ongoing investigations into how we can get this Garbage Patch cleaned up? Can't we chop all this plastic waste up into tiny pieces and use it for parking lots? We once lived without plastic. We are so spoiled. I'm sure there are answers out there. I need to find them. I could go on, but I'll stop. PLEASE, click on the link and watch the video.


jes said...

Thank you for sharing this article.
- Jes Alexander, Herald de Paris

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Yes, I have heard of it and read about it and every time I want to shreik I realize that it takes one person at a time and education is the best thing. If I take one step to reducing consumption, use less, buy less packaged stuff, change out another light bulb, creative up cycle, then I can hopefully inspire someone around me to do the same. Tha ks for sharing Audrey. xox Corrine

Anonymous said...

Yes, I knew about this.... The destruction of our planet is unspeakable......

yoborobo said...

It's so maddening, because it seems like we should be able to STOP this. I am lucky to live in a county that recycles just about everything, and I have switched to canvas bags, but still, plastic is everywhere. It's in all the packaging of the stuff we buy. It's depressing, is what it is. I agree, we are spoiled. And I will add lazy. Myself included. xox Pam

Deborah said...

I began to watch this, but will need to return this afternoon, but already my heart is sinking. THIS is the stuff we need to know. Thank you, Audrey. ♥♥♥ Deb

Jan said...

Audrey, it is a wonder we don't all slit our wrists and end it because humans have brought so much bad stuff into the world. Everywhere we turn, there are new horrors to absorb. I watched Food, Inc the other night and now I'm afraid to eat anything I haven't grown myself. All we can do is the best we can, keep informed and make good choices. I like the words of Greg Brown, my favorite singer/songwriter: "Life is a thump ripe melon, so sweet and such a mess."

PeregrineBlue said...

so powerful yet i still feel so powerless, i do my part, i know you do yours, but things are so out of control. how can we stop all this? funny thing, we all talked about this over fourth of july at my brother's today. makes you think... why doesn't the natural world take over the humabn world. they seem to have it all figured out better than we do.