In the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, an explosion on board the drilling rig Deepwater Deepwater Horizon began the largest offshore oil spill in world history. It is estimated that millions of gallons of crude oil have spilled into the Gulf and all efforts to stop leak in progress have failed. The environmental impact, while it is massive, just beginning to be understood.
Moreover, in five gyres around the world have located huge amounts of plastics and other materials created by humans which, when improperly prepared on land and at sea, have accumulated to form huge floating garbage patch size continents and are threatening marine life as we know it. We believe that both are related to the way in which mankind has been organized over the past hundred years about the excessive exploitation of natural resources, the predominance of oil as an energy source and extreme global industrialization based on synthetic and in clear disregard of the environmental impact that these and other actions of capitalism generate.
Plastics and oil, are part of the problem.
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