Black Tides

Black Tides

It is an alarm again for the Oceans. On Saturday, in the Chinese Sea, the oil tanker Sanchi clashed with the Mercantile CF Crystal creating a situation that immediately appeared tragic and very dangerous. A large black tide appeared quickly in the water, along with flames more than 1 kilometer high produced by the dispersed gases and the crude still present in the ship's body. Despite the promptness of intervention by the Chinese authorities, South Korean and Japanese, the oil tanker continued to disperse crude and sink, sinking first with the bow and then plunging into the abyss along with tons of toxic material. The 136,000 tons of ultra-light oil contained in the hull were dispersed in the sea, following the currents and stifling the animals. If in the last few years the black tides have followed one another cyclically, perhaps it is necessary to consider a change of course, transforming the global systems of energy production and reconsidering the safety and transport systems. A forced regeneration, since human activities are leading to a global change that involves all the elements and that could, in the worst case scenario, also upset the world's demography, moving the inhabited areas to small, densely populated spaces with scarce resources. Abandoning the catastrophisms and trying to look at the glass half full, we perceive that small daily actions would be sufficient to improve the situation. Slowing down the pace, looking around and making conscious and definitive choices is one of the qualities we possess but that we often forget to use. Every people in fact has in its DNA the right system to recover, transform their own land but for now, that alone we do not yet have the power to stop environmental disasters and large multinationals, we must engage through large and small non-profit organizations, supporting them, participating, communicating and living in a critical and decisive way. We all ask support for the global community, we try to make this happening one of the last, let's make it as if the Chinese sea were our Mediterranean, we fight to keep it clean.

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