Saturday, May 26, 2007

Neo-Greens vs. the Age of Brutalism

To borrow from Al Gore's movie when he showed how much CO2 there is in our atmosphere and the critics who say, "It doesn't matter." He said, "R-E-A-L-L-Y? How could it not matter?"

William McDonough said in his TED talk that when NOAA was testing water above Hawaii in the North-Pacific-Central-Gyre and they discovered that it had six times more plastic particles than phytoplankton in it! I'm sure some will say that this doesn't matter. My answer to this is "R-E-A-L-L-Y? How could it not matter?" Phytoplankton is the source of half of all of the oxygen on this planet. How could that not matter? It is a live organism that depends on certain nutrients being found in the water. It can't eat plastic and there is six times more plastic particles than phytoplankton? Who could say that is not a problem?

McDonough says that we are "making our ocean into a giant toilet that doesn't flush" with all the junk we are dumping into it! Anyone that wants to bet against the neo-greens is only looking at the short-term. There is no place for them to go but up.

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