Quotes

“Progress is measured by the speed at which we destroy the conditions that sustain life.”

George Monbiot

“…the entire global economy seems to be built on the model of digging things up from one hole in the ground on one side of the earth, transporting them around the world, using them for a few days, and sticking them in a hole in the ground on the other side of the world.” 

George Monbiot

“Acknowledging our love for the living world does something that a library full of papers on sustainable development and ecosystem services cannot: it engages the imagination as well as the intellect. It inspires belief; and this is essential to the lasting success of any movement.”

George Monbiot

“Always then, in this flotsam and jetsam of the tide lines, we are reminded that a strange and different world lives offshore.”

Rachel Carson

“… petrochemical companies frame and visualise the problem as litter not plastic production, and they suck environmentalist energy into picking it up.”

Chris Rose

And one for Christmas…

“The Christians stole the winter solstice from the pagans, and capitalism stole it from the Christians.”

George Monbiot

“…microplastic fragmentation means plastic pollution is quite unlike litter, and we are eating plastic pollution.”

Chris Rose

“Once you take fragmentation into account, a beach with ‘less litter’ may not be one with less plastic pollution: less can be more.”

Chris Rose

‘Litter as items large enough to hold is tangible, and microplastic is effectively intangible.  This makes plastic pollution more like any widespread and spreading threat which multiplies.’

Chris Rose

‘Now we know about microplastic, does a beach with little or no visible plastic give a misleading picture ?  And might the act of beach-cleaning even function as a sink for public concern, and create a ‘dead-end’, stopping public concern from reaching the places where it really could help cut-off the problem at source?’

Chris Rose
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