El glaciar de plástico
A WORK IN PROGRESS | From geographyfieldwork.com
The Almería province is one of the most recognisable spots on the planet. The roofs of tens of thousands of closely packed plastic greenhouses form a blanket of mirrored light beaming into space. Researchers found that the greenhouses reflect so much sunlight back into the atmosphere that they are actually cooling the province.
El The El Ejido region has been described by environmentalists as a "sea of plastic" due to the expansive swaths of land covered by greenhouses, and has also been labeled "Europe's dirty little secret" due to the documented abuses of workers who help produce large quantities of Europe's food supply. Our cuisines and demands have adapted to seek produce that often doesn't grow in our proximity. In fact, it was the demand from Northern European countries that prompted and maintained the expansion of the greenhouses in Almería.
It is hard to believe after seeing Almeria that today, the Netherlands houses most of the largest greenhouses in the world.
9/5/22 | Plastic fragments were found for the first time on a glacier (read it here). Made me think of this image I took. Really feels the 'geological age of man' is all we know now...