Ljudi masovno šeraju depresivnu, ali genijalnu naslovnicu novog National Geographica
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POSLJEDNJA naslovnica magazina National Geographic masovno se dijeli društvenim mrežama - ali ne iz uobičajenih razloga.
Naslovnica lipanjskog izdanja čuvenog magazina kruži online, a sugerira da je zagađenje plastikom koje vidimo samo vrh ledene sante. Naslovnica dolazi nakon što su znanstvenici pronašli plastičnu vrećicu u Marijanskoj brazdi, najdubljoj točki oceana.
Naslovnicu, dva tjedna prije nego što broj izlazi, na Twitteru je u srijedu podijelio Vaughn Wallace, viši urednik fotografije National Geographica, a vrlo brzo postala je viralna.
Brojni korisnici društvenih mreža imali su samo riječi hvale, kako za naslovnicu, tako i za fokusiranje magazina na jedno od najvećih ekoloških pitanja našeg doba.
This family sorts plastic under a bridge in Dhaka that is part of an amalgamated informal plastics industry. The communities involved in plastic waste become specialized. Some have contacts with hospitals or casinos to bring plastic waste into the slums for processing. Others sort white bottles, or broken plastic buckets. Some groups have access to vehicles and can take the material to junk shops that store the waste in the same way a wheat farmer stores the grain, waiting for better pricing. And finally there are those with big trucks who take the plastic bales to ports or large local processing companies. Sometimes the plastic doesn’t make it out of the slums. There are businesses that make finished plastic objects like flip flops from the plastic waste being sorted by the business next door. #PlanetorPlastic @thephotosociety @natgeocreative _________ These images are part of a multiyear effort at National Geographic to raise awareness about the global plastic waste crisis. Learn what you can do to help. Take Your Pledge: natgeo.com/environment/pledge
Najnovije izdanje magazina posvećeno je konzumaciji plastike na Zemlji, a ispunjeno je upečatljivim fotografijama i infografikama koje pokazuju koliko je zapravo onečišćen naš planet.
By @randyolson | A DAY AT THE DUMP - Artisanal trash picking at dump sites is dangerous. Many workers have died as they try to pick scraps of plastic while they stand on top of a load being shifted by a huge trackhoe. These photographs show a normal day at dumpsites in India and Indonesia. As you walk through these sites, you realize why experts want composting to go hand and hand with recycling. A clean plastic is a more effective plastic to recycle. This dump (photo 1) is like a slippery slide: when footing is this treacherous and your work is grabbing little bits of plastic out of the jaws of large machines, it becomes problematic. #PlanetorPlastic _________ These images are part of a multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic waste crisis. Learn what you can do to help. Take Your Pledge: natgeo.com/environment/plasticpledge
Naravno, nisu problem samo vrećice. Milijun plastičnih boca kupi se svake minute u svijetu, a većina njih završi na odlagalištima, gdje im treba značajno vrijeme da se razgrade, ili u oceanima gdje ugrožavaju morski život.
Neki stručnjaci upozoravaju kako je problem s plastikom jednak kao i onaj s klimatskim promjenama.
Check out @NatGeo Instagram feed as National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Society launch Planet or Plastic? (#PlanetorPlastic), kicking off a multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic crisis. I will be sharing photographs made on assignment for National Geographic, documenting plastic waste around the globe. _________ PLASTIC APOCALYPSE - There are millions of slum workers around the world involved in an informal plastic waste industry that is always hiring — an economy with no end in sight. With the shale oil boom, companies like Shell, Dow and others are in the early years of gearing up “cracker plants” that “crack" frack-gas-molecules into mostly single-use-plastic for food packaging. Plans are in the works for more and more cracker plants pushing peak plastic production all the way out to the year 2100. Despite growing concern and much discussion in the media this past year, corporations plan for more and more single-use-plastic in our lives. In the first photo, a Bangladeshi woman teaches her son how to bail plastic sheeting that has been washed in the river below. The second photo is the world's largest ethylene-cracker plant in Freeport, TX, that produces mostly thin-film-food-packaging. #PlanetorPlastic _________ These images are part of a multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic waste crisis. Learn what you can do to help. Take Your Pledge: natgeo.com/environment/plasticpledge
"Prisutnost plastike u morima i oceanima jedna od najvećih prijetnji očuvanju životinjskog svijeta", rekla je prije nekoliko mjeseci Consuelo Rosauro iz lokalne vlasti u Španjolskoj, nakon što je tamo pronađen mladi kit čija obdukcija je pokazala kako je uginuo od prevelike količine smeća koje je unio u organizam.
Photo by @randyolson. Yes, I’m still polluting @natgeo’s feed with pictures to draw attention to the global plastic waste crisis. Manila’s Pasig River dumps into Manila Bay, and beach goers enjoy a solid floor of plastic waste to lounge upon. I live in a U.S. town with an ocean beach, and I wonder if and when I will begin to encounter this much plastic on my own beach walks. We all share the same oceans. Mussels and other shellfish increasingly eat microplastics, and these mussels share the oceans with all of us as well. The final photo in this gallery is from Dhaka where people are living in similar conditions on their waterways. Beach cleanups in these areas don’t work… the trash is back the next week. #PlanetorPlastic _________ These images are part of a multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic waste crisis. Learn what you can do to help. Take Your Pledge: natgeo.com/environment/plasticpledge