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Culture Collapse Disorder: The loss & destruction of home (places & planet) due to human impact and our modern consumer mindset
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More oceans swamped by plastic 'soup'

More oceans swamped by plastic 'soup' | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it
Australian scientists say it will take at least 500 years to stop the growth of five swirling masses of plastic waste in the world's oceans.

 

Even that grim scenario would depend on an immediate ban on more plastic going into oceans, they say.

 

A swirling mass of plastic debris was first discovered in the so-called north Pacific gyre about 15 years ago.

 

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The Shallows : What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains (a Review)

The Shallows : What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains (a Review) | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it

Scattered. When I talk with friends about their lives these days, I often hear that word. They feel like there’s far too many things vying for their attention, too much information to absorb, too many things to keep track of.

 

They wonder what happened to all that time that our labor-saving devices were supposed to reclaim for us. But more importantly, they worry about how their constant flitting from one thing to another is altering the ability to concentrate, to focus on one thing for an extended period of time. They are concerned that the manifold distractions that seem to multiply likefurry tribbles are keeping them from contemplating and reflecting on what really matters most in life.

 

Similar concerns underlie Nicholas Carr‘s book The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains. Carr states in the introduction that over the last few years, he had noticed that he was finding it increasingly difficult to concentrate on one particular thing for any length of time. It was much harder for him to sit ... (click title for more)

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