Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Marks On The Planet Made By Humans

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Sustainability, Global Change, Pollution

Ed Hessler

Each of us impacts the natural environment--the non-living and living parts. We seldom see some of these in a scale large enough to understand their extent.

Some of them are shown in photographs from NPR's Goats & Soda from The Anthropocene Project. Walt Kelly, best known for the comic strip Pogo gave a precise, 9 word definition for our activities on the planet, coined for an anti-pollution Earth Day poster  in 1970": We Have Met The Enemy and He Is Us.

The photographs implicate all of us -- in how we view the environment and the result. What huge marks we have made and leave on the face of the planet.

Haunting and breathtaking.


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