Workshop presentation at HERE's CultureMart Jan. 8/9, 2008.
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The Crafty Cook
Public Access Comedian
Global Warming Scientist
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Since stories have started surfacing more recently, many have wondered if the rumors are true. Are there really ‘continents’, or massive floating garbage patches residing in the pacific ocean? Apparently, the rumors are true, and these unsightly patches are reportedly killing marine life and releasing poisons that enter the human food chain, as well. Indeed, the human race has really made its mark. One plastic patch is estimated to weigh over 3 million tons and covers an area twice the size of Texas.
But if there are massive islands of junk out there, why doesn’t everyone already know about it, and why aren't we doing something about it? Well, there are several reasons. First, no one is keen to claim responsibility for these monstrosities, which exists in one of the most remote spots on the planet. It’s easy to ignore than deal with, at least in the short term. Clean up is nearly impossible at this point, so many have adopted the famous ostrich saying of burying their heads in the sand. Even so, this polluted, chemical filled junk is finding it’s way onto our dinner tables.
From The Daily Galaxy