Results for Environment
A tsunami of plastic rubbish has swamped Bali’s iconic beachfront for a week or more, defying daily efforts to clean it up.
It is hard to believe that it is about one year since we read the impassioned plea of 11 times surfing world champion Kelly Slater, but it is. At the time, he tweeted: “If Bali doesn’t do something serious about its pollution, it’ll be impossible to surf here in a few years. Worst I’ve ever seen.”
The quality of the water in the rivers that flow through Bali’s capital city of Denpasar are heavily polluted. Tests carried out by the Denpasar environment agency have show both the Tukad Badung and Tukad Ayung to exceed the limits for Class III water.
I recently came across an exhibit while making my way through San Francisco Airport. Over the years, I’ve come to understand how single-use plastics are plaguing our oceans, but the Classic Plastics exhibit at SFO featured a century of items that reflect how plastics helped shape everyday items that included eyeglasses, jewelry, radios, vinyl records, handbags, cameras and chairs.
July 29, 2013, a sperm whale was stranded on Tershelling, a northern island in the Netherlands. A rescue attempt was attempted, but unfortunately the whale died. A young adult at 13.5 meters was taken for a necropsy at the port of Harlington. The sperm whale had plastic in its stomach, an increasing common phenomenon say researchers at the Biodiversity Centre Naturalis.
On January 2013 we post a video about the reef in Mentawai get destroyed by ignorant people. Blast fishing endangered ecosystem in the Mentawais for long time. And now, finally Bomb Boats get caught!
If we continue to produce and use plastic at our current rate, future populations will look back on the extinction of homo sapiens and find a thin line of plastic. So, what can we do?
The first time I went to Bali, I felt a lot like I did when I was six years old and walked into the magical world of Disney Land for the first time – that surreal feeling you get when you think you have found heaven on Earth.
Poor service, cleanliness, traffic congestion and infrastructure problems are at the top of the list of things tourists complained about in Bali.