Yet here’s the kicker: That plastic is not what it seems! If you imagine loads of pet bottles swirming around in that liquid garbage bin you’re dead wrong
In fact 46% of the great pacific garbage patch, this is a huge plastic dump in the pacific ocean, is fishing nets.
2. So plastic waste is not the issue, seafood consumption is
Look we kill 2,7 trillion fish a year. And as it turns out, that is just a few trillion too much.
The ocean is the biggest carbon sink on the planet. Marine plants store up to 20x more carbon than the rain forest. 93% of all CO2 is stored in the ocean.
If the ocean is so important to prevent global warming, there are sure plenty of protection measurements in place? Am I right?
No they’re not. Oceans are not protected at all. And as a conclusion of that, Oceans seem to be virtually, not completely, but virtually empty by 2048. That’s 30 years from now.
So why are we not doing something about it?
It’s the classic problem of:
3. Out of sight out of mind
There’s a reason we dump plastic in the ocean and not in our living room.
Because we have the faulty thinking that if we don’t see it, it does not exist.
I think Seaspiracy’s main goal, as it is with Cowspiracy and What The Health, is to raise awareness.
Raise awareness for 3 things:
- The global warming aspect of fishing
- The mistreatment of humans in the process. People in Thailand for example work in inhumane conditions to produce such cheap fish.
- The mistreatment of fish. Even though most of us objectively do know that fish feel pain, we still rationalize it, seeing fish as an entirely different species as our own.
Seaspiracy is a documentary that will open your eyes. I want to say big thanks to Kip Andersen for producing, again, such a masterpiece. You’re doing great work for the vegan movement.