Climate change is a significant problem facing us today, and it will only continue to get worse. Often, our attention is focused on issues that have immediate consequences rather than long term problems and solutions. We focus our attention on things that seem more pressing and more personal. But, if we wait for climate change to become pressing and personal, it will be too late. Living things and the environment are harmed because of our inaction, so what will it take for us to make a change now to reverse the damage that we have caused? In my work, the drifting plastic creates a feeling of helplessness as it moves along by the currents in the water, much like we are moved along by currents of opinion. If we don’t make conscious choices to change, we will be dragged down by our inaction.
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