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'Plastic Soup' in Pacific Ocean Bigger Than the United States


Environment  (tags: climate, ClimateChange, climate-change, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, environment, globalwarming, oceans, pollution, water )

Shannon
- 2264 days ago - care2.com
A United States-size pile of plastic trash lies under the surface of the Pacific Ocean, spanning 500 nautical miles from Japan to California.



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Green Brooklyn (25)
Monday February 4, 2008, 11:07 pm
Holy hell, humankind is morally bankrupt. Such a shame. Maybe, maybe we can find a way out of the horrific last 7 years of Bush's environmental negligence to a greener future. We can hope I guess, but it doesn't look so great from here... ugh.
 

Cat C. (0)
Monday April 13, 2009, 7:15 pm
Goodness. Maybe we need to be more constructive and find solutions rather than blame, condemn and differ. Find a avenue to be part of the solution. The problem tends to be that there is no means apparent means to make money on this problem and there is no single government responsible and no single international agency enacted to take on this problem. So, we are left with a global problem and not accountability. I am looking to be part of both. First, what I can do - use less plastics, recycle and get educated. Second, find a means to create a business to solve this problem.
And Third, educate educate educate my friends, family, community, network.
This problem, like all environmental issues is not solved by protesting but working on, influencing others and being part of the solution
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