Friday, September 4, 2009

Oh My My! The Great Pacific Garbage Patch!

Another story that's been beaten to death that we're going to resurrect because the washington post has decided to. Last July (and November) we posted stories about the giant pacific ocean garbage dump. The "Great Pacific Garbage Patch," if you will.

Last week the wapo ran a story about it.

Today I'm doing my blivic (blog-civic) duty by passing the link on to you. What's that? You don't care? Well. You should. As Science Daily said earlier in August, we're damaging the ocean in "profound" ways.
"Man-made carbon emissions 'are affecting marine biological processes from genes to ecosystems over scales from rock pools to ocean basins, impacting ecosystem services and threatening human food security,' the study by Professor Mike Kingsford of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University and colleague Dr Andrew Brierley of St Andrews University, Scotland, warns." (science daily)

The ironic part of this is that while you are sitting at your computer reading this I'm sitting in the ocean swimming around garbage and soaking in the salt air and solar death rays from the sun.

Have a great holiday weekend everyone. We'll see you back here next week. If the world hasn't ended yet. By large meteor/comet attack. Or the LHC created black hole. Or sharks with freakin' laser beams. Or swine flu. Or GIANT MAN EATING PLANTS!

[photo by usoceangov]

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