While most media obsess on Global Warming: The World Rubbish Dump

While Gore bores you on CO2, other kinds of pollution blight the planet:

A “plastic soup” of waste floating in the Pacific Ocean is growing at an alarming rate and now covers an area twice the size of the continental United States, scientists have said.

The vast expanse of debris – in effect the world’s largest rubbish dump – is held in place by swirling underwater currents. This drifting “soup” stretches from about 500 nautical miles off the Californian coast, across the northern Pacific, past Hawaii and almost as far as Japan. (LINK)

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2 Responses to “While most media obsess on Global Warming: The World Rubbish Dump”

  1. Hm. Yeah, it’s all pretty abstract. And all that plastic is made of oil, you know. It’s kaxxy.

  2. Yeah.. its all gonna come to a crash if we continue in this path of environmental abuse and rampant consumerism. Hopefully we’ll shift our attitudes quickly enough for a softer landing.

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