This has been an intense period of time for me. Half of my family, virtually everyone on my wife’s side, is recovering from the hurricane damage in Puerto Rico. Two weeks in, they have just gotten running water, but are still without power. Unless you have spent time in the islands, I don’t think you can fathom trying to sleep amidst the intense heat and humidity without so much as a fan to stir the air and nevermind the mosquitos. In most places, the vegetation is stripped bare, so there is no longer even shade from trees. It’s sweltering.
I am a big fan of the Story of Stuff Project and have been using it as material to share with students for years now. There are a variety of spinoff videos produced by the same group. This one address microplastics, which we are going to be hearing more and more about as we continue to assess their impacts.
“By 2050, the plastic in the sea could weigh more than all of the fish.”
Check this 45 minute documentary on plastic accumulation in the oceans.