Thursday, October 3, 2013

Bird Nest Telling Us Something


That we are using way too much paper and plastic and throwing it everywhere. I don't know how typical this one is but when you come across more have a look and tell us what you find. Because twenty-five years ago they were made of almost 100% natural stuff. Not good.

13 comments:

akagugo said...

Cruel irony: our own pollution is hampering the search for this lost bird...
Are we actually already past the tipping point of Nature's absorptive capacity?

akagugo said...

Picture 5 and 6 here show that Nature's super builders are following the same trend everywhere else in the world. Not good at all.

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Amazing animals. We just need to observe them and copy.

I'm seriously considering getting a few weaver ants to prepare samosas.

akagugo said...

And here's why we're heading the wrong way...
And we'll compare these in 20 years' time and shake our heads in disbelief: how did we create this mess that we can't undo...?

akagugo said...

Across the food chains, there is a feeling that despite the ambitious Paris COP21 talks it will only be about wishful thinking, whilst something is happening that is of such a large magnitude that we can perceive only rare glimpses into the process - one of them is the stranding of 337 whales, or the shrinking of glaciers.
I don't know what Nature has in store for us, but I sense that it's going to be so nasty we'll cry our eyes out for not taking heed of all these signs...

akagugo said...

It has happened before with bees, now with butterflies' population declining, Nature is screaming at us to do something now.

akagugo said...

Too late. The only culprit is the homo sapiens.

akagugo said...

Same for large-scale modifications to the planet - only the timelapse view can reveal the extent of the impact. Now we're seeing that calving can happen catastrophically from within, not always from the downstream end...
Not good at all! The world is watching you, Mr Trump and your entourage of climate-change deniers...

akagugo said...

400 more whales get stranded, while the surface of the Earth bears more and more ugly scars...

akagugo said...

Organisms living 10 km deep in the deepest parts of the ocean are actually accumulating 'sky high' levels of man-made contaminants...
How he must have been laughing, the consultant guy who reassured the SWAC promoters that 'deep ocean waters don't ever mix with surface waters'...

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

According to The Economist by 2050 the weight of plastic in our oceans will exceed the weight of fish.

Well done homo sapiens!!!

akagugo said...

Some hope from Mother Nature itself: a plastic-eating caterpillar. But please, don't kill that glimmer of hope with indiscriminate use of pesticides now...

akagugo said...

Well done, Homo Sapiens: our planet's sixth cycle of extinction has begun.
We're edging closer and closer to the dystopian scenarii depicted by science-fiction books of my youth...