If you think that burning forests, the so-called lungs of the planet, put us all in danger, then how about oceans packed full of trash? Oceans cover 70% of planet Earth and are the main source of oxygen not only for humans, but for all living beings. And what do we do? Right, we dump tons of trash right into it. We don’t care about the lives of hundreds of ocean plants and animal species, but what’s even more frightening – we don’t care the lives of all those people that will come after us and will have to deal with water chockfull of plastic and chemicals. If you think things aren’t as bad as I paint them, just look at these photos made by Caroline Power, a photographer whose main focus is environmental issues all over the world.
If we continue polluting our oceans at the rate we do now, by year 2050 there will be more trash and plastic in the ocean than actual fish!
Of course, it would be easy to blame some companies, fast food chains, or governments of different countries, but the truth is that we, as a society drawn in consumerism, are to blame for this, too. In the comments to her photos Caroline Powers encourages everyone to look at their own lives and the amount of single-use items we’re using every day.
The photos are heart-breaking to say the least! Nature created the pristine innocent beauty for everyone to enjoy and leave in peace, and we’re destroying it with our own hands. Are all those plastic soda bottles, garbage bags and plastic wraps really worth it?