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

Posted in Environment, Media with tags , , , on February 6, 2008 by 99ppp

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)