[image courtesy of NASA]
I see the NASA scientists have issued a warning about the growing amount of human-made debris circling our planet. They say it is an increasing threat to space activities. (Of course that is the human viewpoint: how it impacts humans - the same humans who made the mess in the first place.) My sympathies are with the planet itself, and the atmosphere.
It is "a growing environmental problem," says Nicholas Johnson, chief scientist and program manager for orbital debris at NASA, in Houston, Texas.
The source is National Geographic News at http://www.news.nationalgeographic.com/
As if it isn't bad enough that we have ravaged the planet, created an even more alarming mass of floating junk in the ocean, and messed with the weather to the point where natural disasters are occuring all over the planet.
Humans and Stuff.