Thursday, July 7, 2011
Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch
Then you'll also find other descriptions by scientific researchers who don't deny the gathering of plastic, but they counter the claims of the 8th continent being formed by garbage. They certainly have reported the evidence of garbage and bits of plastic floating in the ocean currents and in what appears to be alarming amounts. But it hasn't formed an island the size of Texas.
You can go onto google and You Tube and read up on this story yourself and look at the videos. Once you get on line, you'll find more and more and more stories and you tube videos. Try to look at all sides of this story and draw your own conclusions. (Links below)
But, here's what I believe. Based on what I've read and seen in a few videos, I believe there is an issue with floating debris and plastic in the Pacific Ocean. It likely does get caught up in this gyre. If there is that much floating plastic in the Pacific, surely there is a similar problem in our other oceans. I DON"T believe in the garbage island the size of Texas or the formation of the 8th continent. The videos I looked at made by folks who were there certainly DON'T show any island or continent. And by the way, those folks who describe it as a continent should read up on plate tectonics and find out what a continent actually is before using that description. The videos DO show floating debris and plastics, and that should be a great concern to us. It truly is an example of the impact we humans are having on this planet. http://youtu.be/ISaGrlpK2zEhttp://youtu.be/ISaGrlpK2zEhttp://youtu.be/y5y1W5xduiEhttp://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/environment/2009-08-28-pacific-garbage-patch_N.htmhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/8241265/Great-Garbage-Patch-in-the-Pacific-Ocean-not-so-great-claim-scientists.html
I will say with certainty what I know. I don't know what the real truth is on this topic. The only way I will be able to know with certainty of this floating garbage story, is that I will have to get in a boat and go look for myself.