As usual, it’s the stuff that you can’t see that will get you. If reading things like this doesn’t shock you all that much, if you don’t throw up in your mouth just a little when you read this stuff, then what is it going to take? How do you see your role in any of this? How bad would things have to get before you’d consider changing your priorities?
One-third of the debris on the ocean floor is plastic, and according to researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, more than half of that amount is plastic bags. Incredibly harmful to marine life, even on levels that are invisible to us, but that have the power to affect the overall health of the planet. Again, what does it take to make change happen? And, if we can’t change personally, how do we expect to see larger shifts in thinking?
This is all part of a larger scene, of course. And for all the despair, there are signs of hope, and the future is an unwritten book. Still, a check on personal priorities is always a good idea.