Here's how it looks from space

Here's how it looks from space

One of my more popular posts of yesteryear described the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre (viz. 'Seas of Plastic Rapture'), a huge mass of synthetic waste which seems to be threatening to completely envelope the Earth.

It's a little hard to picture mentally so I was delighted to come across this graphic representation in The Independent recently (though the article is from last year).

From The Independent
From The Independent

This is the result of our relentless consumerism and short-sighted environmental policies. Whenever I hear smug pundits banging on about the so-called global warming 'myth' and how the eco-warriors are bogusly exaggerating our problems, I think of this: the largest man-made object in the history of the world.

It's not good, people. I think we have a right to be a little alarmist, don't you?

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