Whatever screen you’re currently staring at, whatever chair you’re sitting on, whatever clothes you’re wearing, it almost certainly came to you from far, far away. And all that stuff doesn’t magically drop on our doorsteps. 90% of what we eat, touch, drive… almost all our traded goods arrive to us by ship. 100.000 ships ply our seas and oceans every day to supply us with everything we think we need.
Portal to a brave new world
This powerful animation is a must-watch for anyone who has ever eaten fish. Overfishing is a huge problem. At this rate, fish will have disappeared from our oceans in 50 years time. Without fish, our oceanic ecosystems will be destroyed. These ecosystems provide two thirds of our oxygen. Can you imagine what will happen to human life?
Let's pretend you are Alice. You have just spotted a rabbit. Your curiosity is triggered. Run after it. Down you slide, through its deep dark tunnel. Where have you found yourself? In an enchanted forest? No, not this time. This time we are taking you to Agbogbloshie, a neighborhood in Accra, next to the famous slum “Sodom and Gomorra”. Why have we brought you here?
If the flooding, desertification and extreme weather conditions didn't scare the hell out of you yet, here's a thing that might: climate change can make chocolate go extinct. And if you're not a chocolate person, coffee is on the black list too. As is fish. Peanut butter. Even wine.