Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: Fuck This Gay Planet

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: Fuck This Gay Planet

These photographs of albatross chicks were made just a few weeks ago 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.

Simple solution: Kill all humans. The giant garbage patch floating around in the pacific gyre is getting to be a problem. As the saltware and the UV are breaking down the plastics, the whole thing is turning into a sort of plastic soup/suspension and it's beginning to fuck with micro organisms.

In short, we're pretty much fucked if we continue on our ways of messing with mother nature. Eventually we'll be feeding plastic soup to our children with every beach trip. Just something to think about the next time you think of putting that recyclable in the regular trash can.

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