Sci-Friday #124 – Ocean Cleanup – Solarpunk IRL

Sci-Friday #124 - Ocean Cleanup - Solarpunk IRL

Today’s Sci-Friday isn’t about a specific movie or TV show. Rather, let’s look at something cool and Solarpunk: The Ocean Cleanup is an IRL way that people are undoing the damage to our precious home, Earth.

The Ocean Cleanup aims to clean up what is already polluting our oceans through means of a passive fleet of systems in the ocean gyres. They’re also working on a system to stop riverine plastic on its way to the ocean. The extracted ocean plastic is shipped to shore for recycling into durable products, with the aim of funding future cleanup. Watch the video below to understand how it works.

As previously discussed, Solarpunk is an offshoot of cyberpunk sci-fi, a genre that says both here’s what our future needs to look like and here’s how we can get there. Now, more than ever, w need this. we need more ideas that live within the summit of our knowledge and beyond the pit of our fears. We need affirmations of human aspiration, instead of alienation.

There are other benefits to looking at the world with hope, instead of fear. We’ll talk about that later, but in the meantime please enjoy this project and feel welcomed to look into other ways people are making the world better right now. No matter what, I hope you have a great weekend!

Write on!