a sceptic writes

24 Oct

Is this really true?

Giant garbage patch floating in Pacific
An enormous island of trash twice the size of Texas is floating in the Pacific Ocean somewhere between San Francisco and Hawaii.

Chris Parry with the California Coastal Commission in San Francisco said the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch, has been growing a brisk rate since the 1950s, The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday.

The trash stew is 80 percent plastic and weighs more than 3.5 million tons.

“At this point, cleaning it up isn’t an option,” Parry said. “It’s just going to get bigger as our reliance on plastics continues.”

via.

Twice the size of Texas?

(psst! Texas is slightly bigger than France)

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12 Responses to “a sceptic writes”

  1. matthew@understated.co.uk October 24, 2007 at 1:12 pm #

    If it’s that size, it’d show up on Google Earth, wouldn’t it?

  2. matthew@understated.co.uk October 24, 2007 at 1:12 pm #

    If it’s that size, it’d show up on Google Earth, wouldn’t it?

  3. anticant@hotmail.co.uk October 24, 2007 at 7:52 pm #

    Who’d have thought it? A breakaway from the giant garbage patch anchored between the Atlantic and the Pacific?

  4. anticant@hotmail.co.uk October 24, 2007 at 7:52 pm #

    Who’d have thought it? A breakaway from the giant garbage patch anchored between the Atlantic and the Pacific?

  5. aaronsheath@gmail.com October 24, 2007 at 8:19 pm #

    Matthew,You’d think. Not sure you can though. As I said, sceptical.anticant,You tease.

  6. aaronsheath@gmail.com October 24, 2007 at 8:19 pm #

    Matthew,You’d think. Not sure you can though. As I said, sceptical.anticant,You tease.

  7. mikepower@gmail.com October 24, 2007 at 8:37 pm #

    Who weighed it?

  8. mikepower@gmail.com October 24, 2007 at 8:37 pm #

    Who weighed it?

  9. jacoblurch@gmail.com October 25, 2007 at 3:44 pm #

    Twice the size of Texas? Bloody hell! If it is safe to walk on (or even if it isn’t) it would make a great place for all those American militias, seccesioists et al. Perhasp some rednceks should plant a flag right now and call it New Dixie

  10. jacoblurch@gmail.com October 25, 2007 at 3:44 pm #

    Twice the size of Texas? Bloody hell! If it is safe to walk on (or even if it isn’t) it would make a great place for all those American militias, seccesioists et al. Perhasp some rednceks should plant a flag right now and call it New Dixie

  11. davehalligan@gmail.com October 25, 2007 at 8:34 pm #

    Snopes seems to draw a blank, so it must be true!

  12. davehalligan@gmail.com October 25, 2007 at 8:34 pm #

    Snopes seems to draw a blank, so it must be true!

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