The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. Scaling to 46 years, humans have been here 4 hours, the industrial revolution began 1 minute ago, and in that time we’ve destroyed more than half the world’s forests.
The developed film has been corroded by the same chemicals humans have imposed upon the environment being photographed.
“What happens to the initial amount absorbed into the ground? Or by the plants or animals that are there at the spill site? If this is the effect they have on a piece of plastic, what is it doing to our environment?”
This is Peanut the turtle, shortly after being found in Missouri in 1993. She was taken to to a zoo in St. Louis where the six-pack ring was removed. It seems that she was trapped in the plastic ring as a young turtle and was unable to free herself. Subsequently her shell moulded itself to the plastic ring and she grew in the strange shape you see here. Unfortunately the damage is permanent, but peanut is expected to live a long life and today she serves as a mascot for the fight against beach littering.
Please, always remember to clean up after yourself at the beach.
An aerial view of a Greenpeace protest at the Place de L'Etoile during the COP21 World Climate Change Conference 2015, in Paris, France on December 11th 2015. Around 50 activists tried to draw a yellow sun around the Arc de Triomphe monument. The summit is entering its final stages in an effort to secure a global agreement that would offer a long-term strategy for dealing with climate change. Credit: EPA/GREENPEACE
CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE : A street performer looks on as a Greenpeace activist dressed like a polar bear poses in front of the National Theatre on October 13, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. Greenpeace activists campaigned against an experimental research oil drilling of Shell Oil Company in the Arctic. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK