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Wind Pushes Plastics Deeper Into Oceans, Driving Trash Estimates Up

Science & Tech  (tags: humans, science, Wind, Oceans )

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While working on a research sailboat gliding over glassy seas in the Pacific Ocean, oceanographer Giora Proskurowski noticed something new:

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Bob hardly here P (394)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 6:11 am

Roger G (154)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 12:56 pm
noted thanks !

Lin Penrose (92)
Friday April 27, 2012, 4:29 pm
Thanks Ammy. As with many instances of human recent (?) interations with this planet, destruction of the main factors for survival are accelerating to points of extreme changes for food, water and shelter. I think we humans, in our extreme denial of our actions, have gone past any point of return, or even a world that may support what we consider our right to exploit, for our pleasures let alone survival. So much for the most intelligent species (according to our own egos).

Harsha Vardhana (56)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 1:18 am
Very serious.

Most of us think that oceans are too big to be polluted or only big oil companies can affect just for a few months. But, we too are continuously affecting.

Action please, at least at individual level!

Danuta Watola (1248)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 2:32 am
noted thanks

Anna M (18)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 4:32 am
very sad. it seems that "modern" mankind could take some lessons from "primitive" mankind..they respected Mother Earth for thousands of years without poisoning and killing her...

......who are the real savages on this planet?

Teresa Cowley (274)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 6:41 am
Thank you, Ammy, for a great article.
You are so right, Anna M.,we are indeed the real "savages"--we rend, poison, destroy with no thought whatsoever, and we are killing ourselves and every bit of fauna and flora on the planet.
The "primitives" worked with nature, in tune to season, changes, structures. Better if we could be like "lower" animals, in this regard--going with the flow of nature.

Kay M (347)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 8:53 am

Stelizan L (258)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 8:55 am
Yes, interesting - thanks for sharing! Sadly 'homo sapiens' are the biggest destroyer of Planet Earth!

David C (133)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 2:00 pm
very sad what humanity is doing to its only home....

Glenville J Owen (0)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 3:50 pm
If we destroy nature we destroy our existence on this planet. We need to work with nature and learn what it has to teach us for happiness and a prosperous future for all.

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 4:22 pm
We should equip our commercial ships like that research cruiser in Arthur Clarke's 'Tales from teh White Hart': short story 'The Man who Ploughed the Sea'. We could both prevent cetaceans having to worry about whirling propellors that are now shrouded inside the processing ducts and we could progressively remove our damn litter from the oceans as we cruise and ship freight.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 5:59 pm
Thanks, noted.

Monica D (580)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 7:31 pm
The world needs more environmentally sustainable products.

JL A (281)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 7:34 pm
yet another environmental damage underestimate...scary what people choose to ignore

Kathleen R (138)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 6:47 am
noted & read

Carmen S (611)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 1:02 pm
thanks Ammy for getting the word out, hope it helps people realize how serious this is

Holly Lawrence (430)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 4:52 pm
Breaks my heart! Everyone should red this artilce, we must be aware!
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