Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sailing The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Everyone needs to watch this--it's shockingly disgusting:


About this talk:
Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.

1 comment:

taco said...

Uh yeah, when he says "discovered", he means, "discovered it himself". The NOAA knew about this 9 years before he did and 21 years before you did.

This guy's no Magellan. He "discovered" the "GPGP" on a trans-pacific yacht race and was so compelled by it that he started a foundation that he does not lead. (At least currently.)

Nothing against his cause, it sounds like a legitimate and serious problem, but TED distorts his role in this little case study ridiculously. Moore seems to be plenty SoCal BoBo and very little seafaring explorer.