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Old 18-04-2018, 20:24   #1
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Video of Penguins on an Island of Plastic is Fake Hoax

Penguins on an Island of Plastic Pollution in the Pacific?

You may see this video go viral on Facebook. It should have identified the video with a caption that is accurate, and factual, rather than misleading.

The video is a hoax or fake, produced as an attention getter for fund raising by the WWF.
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"PENGUINS ON PLASTIC ISLAND - APRIL, APRIL?
The discovery of penguins on an island of garbage and plastic was an April Fool's joke..."
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While the problem of plastic pollution in the ocean is real, the video is fake and misleading many viewers, because when shared on social media there is no clear identification that is an April Fools joke and fake. This is counterproductive because it diminishes the effect of real evidence of pollution, and may cause many in the public to deny the real problem as fake like this video.
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Re: Video of Penguins on an Island of Plastic is Fake Hoax

As noted here, “The video is fake, the problem real. “
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Re: Video of Penguins on an Island of Plastic is Fake Hoax

The video is a fake hoax as opposed to a real hoax?
Lol.
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Re: Video of Penguins on an Island of Plastic is Fake Hoax

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The video is a fake hoax as opposed to a real hoax?
Lol.
I understand your point.

I don't use punctuation in titles when making a post if a new topic.
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Re: Video of Penguins on an Island of Plastic is Fake Hoax

Is it the penguins which are fake or the island of rubbish or fake penguins on a fake island???
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Re: Video of Penguins on an Island of Plastic is Fake Hoax

It's also in the wrong hemisphere for penguins although there is one species that lives as far north as the Galapagos Islands. This is due to the cold waters of the Humboldt current.
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Is it the penguins which are fake or the island of rubbish or fake penguins on a fake island???
Everyone knows there are no penguins in Panama.
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Everyone knows there are no penguins in Panama.
Of course not. Everyone knows the Penguin is in Gotham City fighting the Batman!
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Re: Video of Penguins on an Island of Plastic is Fake Hoax

This sounds a bit tone-deaf from the conservation charity, WWF. If you weren't already a skeptic of their videos that show animal tragedy in hopes of getting money... then NOW you are.

Charitynavigator.com has the WWF rated at 3/4 stars, on a steady downward path over the last 6 years. Should be 2 stars soon. Their CEO has a salary of $750K/year, and maybe 66% of their money goes to "programs", many of which are controversial. (that DOES come from the internet, though, so grains of salt...) I do like their cute logo though.

I think I'll give my $10 to some YouTube folks instead. No, the vlogger sailors aren't saving skinny any polar bears that I know of, but I just read the polar bear population is at record high levels and increasing. If I'm going to throw money away, it won't be to the WWF.
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Re: Video of Penguins on an Island of Plastic is Fake Hoax

But could we take this idea and make it work. Using all the plastic waste to raise the level of low laying pacific islands to compensate for rising sea levels? Something similar has been done on the great barrier reef when turtle eggs were being drowned on the beach.
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Re: Video of Penguins on an Island of Plastic is Fake Hoax

We also live on an island of floating plastic, though we do get off during the northern winter. The island is called "Penelope" and she is in the eastern Med. A Bavaria 42!

No hoax!
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Of course not. Everyone knows the Penguin is in Gotham City fighting the Batman!
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But could we take this idea and make it work. Using all the plastic waste to raise the level of low laying pacific islands to compensate for rising sea levels? Something similar has been done on the great barrier reef when turtle eggs were being drowned on the beach.
Recently, wife and I traveled on several Indonesian islands and I noticed a layer of plastic trash several inches thick, on land, in the first few dozen yards from the shoreline. This layer was nearly uniform all along uninhabited areas of the coast. And when snorkeling there we sometimes had to push collections of floating plastic bottles out of the way.
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Everyone knows there are no penguins in Panama.
Assuming that the islands of plastic are floating, it's only a matter of time.

And besides, if one is going to the trouble of faking penguins on islands of plastic there is absolutely no sense in geographically limiting oneself.
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Re: Video of Penguins on an Island of Plastic is Fake Hoax

BuzzFeed took an old video of President Obama and swapped in Jordan Peele’s mouth as he performed an impression of Obama. It’s a creepily powerful PSA with a forceful message: “This is a dangerous time. Moving forward, we need to be more vigilant with what we trust from the internet.”
Here ➥ htps://twitter.com/BuzzFeed/status/986257991799222272
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Much more ➥ https://www.vox.com/science-and-heal...ory-psychology
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