1/06/2011

At-Sea Garbage Patch: Size Greatly Exaggerated By Media & Environmentalists

Posted by Brian
Another enviro-wacko myth debunked.  Hurting the cause of true science in their zeal to advance an ideological agenda.
Garbage: Another environmental claim proven to be hyped
Oceanic “garbage patch” not nearly as big as portrayed in media


Original Size Of Patch As Reported By Media
 CORVALLIS, Ore. – There is a lot of plastic trash floating in the Pacific Ocean, but claims that the “Great Garbage Patch” between California and Japan is twice the size of Texas are grossly exaggerated, according to an analysis by an Oregon State University scientist.

Further claims that the oceans are filled with more plastic than plankton, and that the patch has been growing tenfold each decade since the 1950s are equally misleading, pointed out Angelicque “Angel” White, an assistant professor of oceanography at Oregon State. READ MORE HERE--->
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