Plastic Pollution Coastal Care. When The Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide.
By Claire Le Guern. Last updated in January 2. Introduction. The world population is living, working, vacationing, increasingly conglomerating along the coasts, and standing on the front row of the greatest, most unprecedented, plastic waste tide ever faced.
Washed out on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly unveiling on our beaches is only the prelude of the greater story that unfolded further away in the world’s oceans, yet mostly originating from where we stand: the land. For more than 5. 0 years, global production and consumption of plastics have continued to rise. An estimated 3. 00 million tons of plastics were produced in 2. World Economics Forum, released at Davos in January 2.
In 2. 00. 8, our global plastic consumption worldwide has been estimated at 2. Global Industry Analysts, plastic consumption is to reach 2. Plastic is versatile, lightweight, flexible, moisture resistant, strong, and relatively inexpensive. Those are the attractive qualities that lead us, around the world, to such a voracious appetite and over- consumption of plastic goods. However, durable and very slow to degrade, plastic materials that are used in the production of so many products all, ultimately, become waste with staying power. Our tremendous attraction to plastic, coupled with an undeniable behavioral propensity of increasingly over- consuming, discarding, littering and thus polluting, has become a combination of lethal nature. Although inhabited and remote, South Sentinel island is covered with plastic!
Plastic pollution and marine debris, South Sentinel Island, Bay of Bengal. Photo source: © SAF — Coastal Care. A simple walk on any beach, anywhere, and the plastic waste spectacle is present. All over the world the statistics are ever growing, staggeringly. Mail Order Brides Introduction Company Websites. Tons of plastic debris (which by definition are waste that can vary in size from large containers, fishing nets to microscopic plastic pellets or even particles) is discarded every year, everywhere, polluting lands, rivers, coasts, beaches, and oceans. Published in the journal Science in February 2. UC Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), quantified the input of plastic waste from land into the ocean.
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The results: every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans. It’s equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world. In 2. 02. 5, the annual input is estimated to be about twice greater, or 1. So the cumulative input for 2. Lying halfway between Asia and North America, north of the Hawaiian archipelago, and surrounded by water for thousands of miles on all sides, the Midway Atoll is about as remote as a place can get. However, Midways’ isolation has not spared it from the great plastic tide either, receiving massive quantities of plastic debris, shot out from the North Pacific circular motion of currents (gyre).
Midways’ beaches, covered with large debris and millions of plastic particles in place of the sand, are suffocating, envenomed by the slow plastic poison continuously washing ashore. Then, on shore, the spectacle becomes even more poignant, as thousands of bird corpses rest on these beaches, piles of colorful plastic remaining where there stomachs had been. In some cases, the skeleton had entirely biodegraded; yet the stomach- size plastic piles are still present, intact. Witnesses have watched in horror seabirds choosing plastic pieces, red, pink, brown and blue, because of their similarity to their own food.
It is estimated that of the 1. Laysan Albatrosses which inhabit Midway, all of them have plastic in their digestive system; for one third of the chicks, the plastic blockage is deadly, coining Midway Atoll as “albatross graveyards” by five media artists, led by photographer Chris Jordan, who recently filmed and photographed the catastrophic effects of the plastic pollution there.
Albatross, victim of plastic ingestion. Photo: Unknown. From the whale, sea lions, and birds to the microscopic organisms called zooplankton, plastic has been, and is, greatly affecting marine life on shore and off shore.
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In a 2. 00. 6 report, Plastic Debris in the World’s Oceans, Greenpeace stated that at least 2. According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, plastic debris kills an estimated 1. The United Nations Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution (GESAMP), estimated that land- based sources account for up to 8. However, most of the littered plastic waste worldwide ultimately ends up at sea.
Swirled by currents, plastic litter accumulates over time at the center of major ocean vortices forming “garbage patches”, i. The most well known of these “garbage patches” is the Great North Pacific Garbage Patch, discovered and brought to media and public attention in 1. Captain Charles Moore.
St. Edward High School Alumni Obituaries. We also have a brief archive you can peruse, including obits from Feb 0. Dec. 0. 8Date. Obituary. Jan 1. 0, 2. 01. 8Dear Alumni. Below is the death notice of Paul Simon, Class of 1. Please keep the Simon family in your prayers. PAUL WILLIAM SIMON (1.
Passed away after a long, hard- fought battle with dementia. Beloved husband of Nancy (nee Marek) for 5.
Loving father of Julie Hetzel (Robert), William (Elaine), and Paul Mark (Eileen). Devoted grandfather of Ethan Hetzel, and Clayton, Leah, Audrey, Katherine, Paige, Elliot and Wesley Simon. Cherished brother of Mary Mondock (James- deceased), and Celia Lakotish (Michael- deceased). Dear brother- in- law of Carolyn and Norman Loboda, and Raymond and Carolyn Marek. Son of Cecelia and William Simon (both deceased).
Loving uncle, cousin and friend of many. A proud 1. 95. 8 graduate of St.
Edward High School, he attended the University of Dayton Art Institute; retired as a deputy bailiff for the Cleveland Municipal Court. Paul had a deep love for entertaining people, either through acting in community theater productions, which he was involved with for many years, telling stories and jokes, or acting out books to his grandchildren using different voices for each character. Paul also greatly enjoyed drawing and taking art classes, especially watercolor painting.
He had a passion for history, and visiting Colonial Williamsburg many times over the years, was one of his favorite activities. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 3. E. 1. 85 St., Cleveland 4.
St. Edward High School, 1. Detroit Rd., Lakewood, 4. St. Rocco Church, 3.
Fulton Rd., Cleveland, 4. Iron Man Pjs For Adults there. Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine and the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity, 2. Chardon Rd., Euclid, 4.
Mass of Christian Burial 1. Friday, January 1. St. Rocco Church, Cleveland. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends THURSDAY 2 - 4 AND 5 - 8 P. M. at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 1.
BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I- 7. Jan 1. 0, 2. 01. 8Dear Alumni.
Below is the death notice of Robert Johns, Class of 1. Rolland, Class of 1. Please keep the Johns' family in your prayers. ROBERT D. JOHNS (1. Loving son of the late Laverne (nee Greenwald) and Rolland B. Johns; brother of Rolland L.(Nadine), Harold (Carrol), James (Patti) and the late Gertrude "Sis" Haggerty; uncle and friend of many.
Bob was a graduate of St. Edward High School and an avid sports fan, particularly committed to the St. Ed's Eagles. Passed away Jan.
Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, Jan. St. Mel Church (1.
Triskett Rd.) at 1. AM. Friends may call at the church from 9: 3.
AM. UNTIL TIME OF MASS. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in his name to St.
Edward High School Scholarship Fund, 1. Detroit Ave. Lakewood, OH 4.
St. Mel Church. www. St. Edward is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ- like servant leaders.
To make a memorial gift, please click here. Jan 9, 2. 01. 8Dear Alumni. Below is the death notice of Frank Clarke, Jr., Class of 1. Arthur, Class of 1. Jack, Class of 1. James, Class of 1. Joseph, Class of 1.
Please keep the Clarke family in your prayers. FRANK L. CLARKE Jr. December 2. 5, 2. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Voldrich) for 5. Cherished father of Colleen Desmont (Joe), Pamela Clarke and Linda Fraser.
Dear brother of Arthur, Jack and the late James and Joseph. Loving grandfather of Kristin, Nikki, Marissa, John, Tom and Taylor; great grandfather of Jameson, Addison and Delaney. Proud U. S. Navy veteran. Frank was a well respected insurance agent and 2nd generation owner for 4. Frank Clarke Agency with focus on building the business for his future generations.
VISITATION 4- 8 PM THURSDAY at JARDINE FUNERAL HOME, 1. PEARL ROAD, STRONGSVILLE. Funeral Mass 1. 2 noon Friday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Columbia Station.
Interment Royalton Road Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to The City Mission or the Food Fund at St. Malachi Parish. www. Below is the death notice for Martin A. Thiel, father- in- law of Brent Collins, Class of 1.
Please keep the Thiel and Collins families in your prayers. Martin A. Thiel. Age 8. Loving father of Deborah Collins (Brent), Kathryn Szabo (Steve), and Jeffrey (Valerie).? Beloved grandfather of Christopher, Justin, Tara, Michael, Michelle, Lisa and Deanna. Great grandfather of 4. Dear brother and friend to many. Martin was a dedicated servant of the Lord as deacon at St.
Thomas More for over 3. VISITATION FRIDAY, JANUARY 5. TH FROM 4- 8 AT ST. THOMAS MORE 4. 17. N Amber Dr. Brooklyn, Oh 4. FUNERAL MASS SATURDAY, 1. AM AT ST. THOMAS MORE CELEBRATED BY THE BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Thomas More. Jan 5, 2. Below is the death notice for Elizabeth L. Betty" Adams, mother of Jack Adams, Class of 1. Please keep the Adams family in your prayers.