Looking at current state of human affairs it is difficult to be enthusiastic. It is dominated by advancements in technology and a promise of technological possibilities of the future.
It is also characterized by rapid utilization of natural resources and intensive waste generation. At the same time, it is becoming obvious that we have created an enormous pressure on Earth’s natural processes and systems.
Humankind in its thirst to acquire more and more created extreme inequalities in societies, war zones and terrorism followed by migration of people on an unprecedented scale.
Many scientists warn the problems we created so far have already exceeded capacity of our technological competencies. The magnitude of difficulties we experience grows exponentially and our simplistic reactive solutions cannot catch up with it.
Global Ocean Cleanup
A massive “waste continent” has been formed in the Pacific Ocean due to specifics of the current. It accumulates plastic waste from Asia and South America in the northern part of the ocean and forms a huge waste patch. This "continent" was discovered by captain Charles Moore from California.
According to environmentalists, approx. 100 million tons of plastic is concentrated there today. Plastic is not decomposed, even under the influence of aggressive sunlight it only breaks up into flakes. The major part of garbage comes from the mainland.
viableGREEN – International Sustainable Platform
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