November 1st 2010 06:00 pm

Damned. We are slowly killing the planet…

These are the remains of a albatros. It has eaten too much plastic garbage that was floating around the ocean. It died directly because of us. And you know what the worst thing is? Most people don’t care: ‘Somebody has to solve this.’ But it is never you, is it? :-(

Photo made by Chris Jordan. From his site:

These photographs of albatross chicks were made in September, 2009, on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. On this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking.

To document this phenomenon as faithfully as possible, not a single piece of plastic in any of these photographs was moved, placed, manipulated, arranged, or altered in any way. These images depict the actual stomach contents of baby birds in one of the world’s most remote marine sanctuaries, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent.

Can we please stop buying all this plastic crap? It is easy to do, it will save you money – and the planet at the same time!

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