At the heart of humanities are humans. This moment encapsulates the unintended consequences of human interactions with our environment. The picture was taken at Bathsheba, Barbados that shows the impact of Sargassam seaweed on the island nation of Barbados. It is believed the seaweed bloom is related to deforestation and agribusiness in along the Amazon River in Brazil. The source of this moment was seeing a painting of Bathsheba in St. Nicholas Abbey plantation. It affected me by realizing the ripple effects of our actions and the importance of Environmental history and geography.

– Chris Bunin (Virginia Geographic Alliance)