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2018-08-08 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Plan to clear Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Texas-sized 'island' of trash in ocean, draws concerns
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Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-08 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6463 views ]  Top

#1 We keep seeing recycled photographs of the pollution floating in Manila Harbor, Philippines captioned as "Mid-Ocean!!! Oh-No!!! Eco-Disaster". Color me unimpressed...
Posted by magpie 2018-08-08 00:27||   2018-08-08 00:27|| Front Page Top

#2 Something they couldn't bring themselves to do because it was too much work now becomes risky because some 'unaffiliate' comes up with an inexpensive, workable scheme.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-08 01:19||   2018-08-08 01:19|| Front Page Top

#3 Post the location of this on Google maps or shut up about it.

Also, Our trash goes into landfill unlike Africa, Asia, or other third world countries.

Also, we use soy bags, not plastic bags. They degrade fastly.
Posted by newc 2018-08-08 03:17||   2018-08-08 03:17|| Front Page Top

#4 As long as they don't try to genengineer a plastic eating bacteria...
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2018-08-08 03:46||   2018-08-08 03:46|| Front Page Top

#5 So instead of geoengineering a bacteria how about a basking shark?
Posted by 3dc 2018-08-08 08:15||   2018-08-08 08:15|| Front Page Top

#6 Uncritical use of spell_check, 3dc?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2018-08-08 09:16||   2018-08-08 09:16|| Front Page Top

#7 
Posted by Jack Chaiter7913 2018-08-08 10:04||   2018-08-08 10:04|| Front Page Top

#8 Post the location of this on Google maps or shut up about it.

Ocean Disposal Map

Ocean Dumping Is Ending, but Not Problems; New York Can't Ship, Bury or Burn Its Sludge, but No One Wants a Processing Plant


Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-08 10:11||   2018-08-08 10:11|| Front Page Top

#9 Skid, places where trash is sunk to the ocean floor are not the legendary "island" of floating trash.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2018-08-08 15:54||   2018-08-08 15:54|| Front Page Top

#10 Uhm...thanks?
Fed for background on common open ocean dumping.

There is no island.
There are multiple regions of dense particulate accumulation.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-08 16:53||   2018-08-08 16:53|| Front Page Top

#11 Those of course don't represent what has settled to the bottom.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-08 16:55||   2018-08-08 16:55|| Front Page Top

#12 fell off the "recycling" ships to china?
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2018-08-08 17:26||   2018-08-08 17:26|| Front Page Top

#13 #2 Something they couldn't bring themselves to do because it was too much work now becomes risky because some 'unaffiliate' comes up with an inexpensive, workable scheme.

Solving the problem is not the point. Using the problem to virtue signal and gain power is the point. I'm sure you knew that, just thought it bore pointing out.
Posted by charger 2018-08-08 19:18||   2018-08-08 19:18|| Front Page Top

#14 From what I understand most plastics break down in the sunlight and any 'garbage' patch would be undetectable except with a microscope. If there it would probably be bad for the food chain but pretty much any photos are not of any island of garbage are most likely not of the mythical garbage patch.
Posted by ruprecht 2018-08-08 19:53||   2018-08-08 19:53|| Front Page Top

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