What My World's Like

See the change: Pollution Tourism

Jul
21

At first glance, it seems like an odd idea. Pollution tourism? But think about it…with the green movement in full effect, pollution tourism not only makes a lot of sense; it’s quite a brilliant idea. Come see some of the wrongs created by humans and their austere customs…or former austere customs if all goes right with the trip to some environmentally hazardous place where tourists learn about the current problem of the place, what went wrong, and perhaps how to avoid the problem from happening elsewhere. Take a visit to the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana to see one of the largest highly toxic Superfund sites or to the Eastern Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean to see a whirlpool of plastic trash. Take a look at Eric Smillie’s “Beautiful Messes: A Travel Guide to Man-made Disasters“.

Environmental NGO Blacksmith Institute works to decrease human health risks from environmental pollution in some of the developing world’s most highly polluted locations.  Their site lists the top ten polluted cities in the world and tons of information for pollution tourists.

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