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don't let it get on top of you!


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what the critics said: 'slick'

what scientists now say: 'oil spills may linger indefinitely' (Source: Reuters News Service, 24 Oct 2002)



PS: Stating the overwhelmingly obvious, George W. Bush has admitted "America is addicted to oil" (State of the Union address, 31st Jan. 2006) ~ has he only just realized this?!



Wrote above verse circa 1978, while living by the sea.

Looked at more literally (rather than litorally), consider what seabirds have to eat.....

Photographic artist, Chris Jordan, did in his heart-breakingly beautiful film "Albatross" (2017):

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Young birds are dying from accidentally-ingested pieces of plastic, which strew the seas.


In "Gyre" (2009), he memorably recreates Hokusai's Great Wave off Kanagawa, with pieces of plastic for paint.

The image is composed of 2.4 million pieces of plastic – the estimated number of pounds of plastic that enter the world’s ocean’s every hour.




This piece I wrote about MARINE POLLUTION (again, from the late 1970s) sums up the problem with urgency

 marine pollution  


dirty seaside 



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