SOCIETY#21 SLOG: #NoPlasticPollution #OceanHealthMatters.

environmental protection matters: protect Oceans’ Health.

The accumulation of plastics at sea is a concern that Korean Administration is voicing over the years. The “Beachcombing Festival to Tackle Ocean Waste” is organised every year at Haeundae Beach, Busan, Korea.

“The Seventh Continent”

The caption below, pictured from this year’s exhibition, reports the impact of human’s act in harming our oceans’ health:

Board shown at Haeundae Beach, 29 December 2021.

While the so-called “Seventh Continent”, and island of floating plastic 15 times the size of Korea, may have been generated by plastics polluting our oceans globally, and not just from Korea alone, I must commend the Korea Administration for their open admission of their impact in forming it. As a nation, Korea has taken action to raise awareness at local country level.

Korean Awareness Campaign

According to the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology in 2014, 210,000 pieces of plastic were contained in a ton of seawater collected from the sea near their Geoje Island territory; they stated that if a ton of sea water is divided into 500 two-litre bottled water bottles, each bottle would contain 420 micro-plastics. They ended up by stating that Korea has the highest concentration of micro-plastics in the world!

I do commend the Korea Administration for being this open; in my personal opinion, the first check to be done before any challenge can be successfully and most effectively resolved is the ”reality check”. The best way to start solving our planet’s health is to be aware of, admit and understand this reality. Bravo Korea for following this path!

I must admit I have not researched any further into data from other Administrations; I am not sure how much Korea contributes to the growth of ”The Seventh Continent”. I would just wish that every nation follows the Korea example, and measures their ocean plastics polluting impact. Knowing how strict the Korean national recycling policies and regulations are on their citizens, and the high degree of compliance I do observe by Korean society, I am alarmed at the potential size of this challenge; and at the subsequent potential lack of timely action to tackle it within societies that may not have been made as aware: we all need to act for ocean’s health.

We could be more openly intentional

We talk about the Environment a lot these days; United Nations For Climate Change COPs conferences keep succeeding one another. The ocean is part of our environment too. Yet, it appears to face a less publicly made known danger: it could be facing unnecessary pollution from human inaction by now.

I wish that the International Community do assign intentional resources to action this challenge: because ocean’s health matter.

Caring for the environment must include caring for the oceans’ health too. Oceans, like our atmosphere, make our Planet uniquely liveable for humans; we should keep the ocean healthy: ”blue”!

Let’s focus on understanding our individual impact in keeping our oceans healthy-blue. Let’s pledge for action, Beach by Beach, City Council by City Council, City by City, Province by Province, Country by Country: Forming an Ocean’s Voice; acting on Oceans’ Health together. Haeundae Beach and Busan City Council is a great leading example.

Positive impact to ocean’s health: a great initiative for humans to nurture in 2022.

and we change the world.

hUmAn21.

GEOPOLITICS#21 SLOG: SpacePolitics is Geopolitics21.

Geopolitics turn Space Politics, the Real New Norm, the Real new World Order.

THE WORLD IS CHANGING, THE WORLD IS NEW

The world is new.

The new is being created.

All the time.

And it will take a while…

…while we “Brexit-adjust” and “TrumpAfter-shock” and “Covid-clear” our own world,… and so forth.

Meanwhile, the new order is already functioning over the old structure. Silently enough for the vast majority of us.

Digital Art by Luis Benito: ”WorldConcept2020”, June 2020.

In the meantime,…

A current old structure that was internationally and “unitedly” set after World War II, back in 1945, seems insignificant for today’s 21st Century life, does it?… Nothing in history becomes insignificant, ever, it just transitions.

The current old structure is felt obsolete in parts, as it transitions; it is still partly used, not by all though in the same way, yet partly used by All.

Parts are used for less globalised interest.
Parts are used for some global-less priority interests,… this becomes more transparent.
Parts are not used,… anymore,… but are still there, costly.

The world’s governance needs to shift. Transitions required!

The new World War is about “Fighting for The New Order”. Hey, StarWars, right?… well,… right!. And Right Here in our physical world.

It is game on, for quite a while; “setting the scene” phase… We all are in it, already, a while ago.

THE FORMING NEW ORDER?

Photograph by Luis Benito, Busan Metropolitan Museum, Busan, Korea, April 2021

The New Order is being created in the meantime: a fragmented order…

The old cold wars of traditional two columns, fighting each other for One World Order,… turns now Multi-Column,.. yet the fight is the same, for the New Order; and until several columns converge into a last two, as always, last two standing, it takes two to tango,… as ever before,… until then it is game new war on. Columns convergence is equally happening now, from multi columns that make the fight blur to those who are too busy to focus on seeing it.

Every war generates casualties. Casualties of the now-war show different wounds,… 21st century modern wounds. Invisible to those who are too busy to focus on seeing them as war-wounds.

The New Order is establishing, or being established, depends who you talk to,… depends who you are to know.

And it might not become The Final New Order, until the last two stand strong and visible, for everyone else to side them in clear light.

CASUALTIES,…SEEMED UNCONNECTED

Photograph by Luis Benito, Busan Metropolitan Museum, Busan, Korea, April 2021.

The fight for The Final New Order is ON,… it is a war in itself, a modern era war,….
And there are casualties, more than at other wars…. Perhaps,… because:

Are covid deaths considered casualties?… victims of the lack of a unified human force tackling the issue globally and once for all,….? Victims of their citizenship, lucky citizenship for some who belong to certain countries, less lucky for others…?

Are environmental-led disaster victims considered casualties?,… again, victims of the potential gap of action from a less than ideal united world?,… that is perhaps taking planet’s health and humans lives,… unnecessarily,… away?.

Citizens are victims of the transition to The Final New Order….. the new yet invisible world war, as the several columns of fighting action have not yet clearly converged into what people will recognised as what a world war is supposed to be…. Just supposed to, in 20th century history brain,… onto something recognisable from memory, from traditional dictionary definition.

How long will the invisible side of this war last?,…. the more devastating side!,… when will world wide humans consciously connect day to day casualties with modern 21st century war of shared interests of the few? We may need to create a 21st century definition that unveils this war early.

SPACE IS THE RACE

Photograph by Luis Benito, Petworth, England, September 2021.

We could then realise that the race for getting away with what it is of interest to the global dominating contenders is happening for the domination of a new geography: spatial, not terrestrial, the outer there… Space!

All the several columns of contenders in today’s world invisible-to-society war are fighting for hegemony in exploiting Space: contenders keen to rule the generation of the energy of the future for everyone on Earth,… clean energy generated at the outer Space, streamed back to Earth… 100% “green”, abundant,…. The Space as battlefield, and Earth as Casualty Field.

Now, does this make sense? Is this the real New Norm?

I think it may well be.

So, the sooner we realise Space is the Race, that drives the New Norm, the sooner we can act to engage shaping it, for the good of humanity, for securing as limited if even any casualty. Turning this war into humanity’s future build up, by participating in the race, actively engaging, each and everyone, as equals, over-the-table joining the few deciding and powerful camouflaged elites,…. We get organised to join the race, as one humanity,…

And we change the world

hUmAn21