RIO+20+20

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GMJ created RIO+20+20 to mark the ‘RIO+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development’ that took place in Rio de Janeiro in July 2012.  It was the first of their new series of ‘Postcards From The Future’ featuring other World Cities.

A huge increase in seaweed production combined with warming ocean temperatures has led to vast blooms of algae, some several kilometres across, forming along the South China Sea coastline. As the algae gets washed ashore it clogs up the beaches at Quingdao and other Chinese resorts, suffocating the water and killing marine life.

In jarring contrast to the ‘typical postcard view’ of the beach at Rio de Janeiro is the horrific unreal bright green algae that could end its very existence.

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