National Geographic is well known for its stunning images, consistently shinning new light on far flung places and giving everyone serious wanderlust.
The latest cover of the National Geographic magazine by Jorge Gambo, featuring a plastic bag partially submerged in water has gone viral on social media, and many have described it as “brilliant” and “dire”.
Nat Geo’s Brilliant And Dire Cover
The photo-illustration features a plastic bag partially submerged in the ocean, suggesting that the world’s plastic pollution problem is “just the tip of the iceberg.”
Local weather change is an actual drawback. Owing to the reckless approach we deal with the planet there have been a number of critical repercussions.
The June concern of the Nationwide Geographic journal has tried to boost consciousness about the identical by means of its sensible cowl created by Mexican artist Jorge Gambo, the duvet of the journal includes a plastic submerged in an ocean. With the textual content, “Planet or Plastic?” on it, the duvet implies, “18 billion kilos of plastic results in the ocean annually. And that’s simply a tip of the iceberg.”
A leading Indian marine scientist has said that the major oceans on earth will have more plastic than fish by 2050.
Dr V Kripa, the principal scientist of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), said every year there is a sharp increase in the quantum of plastic waste getting into the ocean and if the situation continued like this plastic debris will outnumber marine creatures, especially fish.
Major Oceans On Earth Has Tonnes Of Plastic
She said that 850 million metric tonnes of plastic would be found in the ocean by 2050, whereas only 821 million metric tonnes of fish will remain in the sea by that time.
Meanwhile, ocean plastic is estimated to kill millions of marine animals every year. Nearly 700 species, including endangered ones, are known to have been affected by it. Some are harmed visibly—strangled by abandoned fishing nets or discarded six-pack rings. Many more are probably hurt invisibly. Marine species of all sizes, from zooplankton to whales, now eat microplastics, the bits smaller than one-fifth of an inch across.
Marine Animals Are Harmed Due To Microplastics
When the planet is drowning in use of plastics Nat-geo has fantastically created a cover which brought awareness among people.People were amazed by this extraordinary work and started tweeting in a positive manner.
Here are a number of the reactions
— Saikat Datta (@saikatd) May 17, 2018
This one stopped me in my tracks. It's brilliant.
— Jake Parker (@mrjakeparker) May 16, 2018
Can I have this printed somehow? We need this reminder.
— Laura BeltránVilla (@lolabe) May 16, 2018
— Gerald Butts 🇨🇦 (@gmbutts) May 16, 2018
The cover that has been receiving exceptional positive response for their creativity on social media is similar to Ralph Clevenger’s famous iceberg image. It was shared by Vaughn Wallace, senior photo editor at National Geographic, and people have been raving about it ever since.
So now people will understand that only way to save our planet is to ‘STOP USING PLASTICS’.