Aug 21, 2010


The following media excerpt is from the United Nations Smart Brief, a source of news....and job alerts as well. In 2000 I visited the University of Washington Library and noticed an atlas from the 1970s containing photographs of garbage that had drifted and accumulated in the Antartic. Humans had already created a monumental degradation of the planet by the 70s.

Scientists map North Atlantic garbage patch Millions of small pieces of plastic are spread throughout the Atlantic Ocean ranging from 4,000 pieces per square mile to concentrations as high as 250,000 square mile, researchers reported in the journal Science. Scientists gathered 22 years of data to compile the most comprehensive picture...