Episode Information

Midway Project - The Plastic Gyre, with Chris Jordan
BirdNote
Aired:
04/16/2012
Share this Content

In this episode:

Artist Chris Jordan documents the effect of discarded plastic on bird populations.

 

Episode Audio

2:00 minutes (1.65 MB)
Download this Episode

Artist Chris Jordan brings a deep energy to a huge environmental problem – the accumulation of plastic debris in the world’s oceans. He’s documenting its effect on the Laysan Albatrosses of Midway Island. Adult birds mistake pieces of plastic for squid and fish, feeding them to their chicks – unwittingly, killing them. But Chris has faith in a culture’s ability to correct its course. “We act, when we feel something deeply…”
 


 
Related Content:
Links for this Episode: