One of the wisest comments I have read today:
Doug Allen December 17, 2015 at 9:17 am
Thanks Kip. Let’s not allow the fanatic greens co-opt the term environmentalist. Understanding the parameters of a problem is pre-requisite to addressing it. When problems are exaggerated and/or causes mis-identified, the resulting response is often inappropriate or even more harmful than the problem.
Guest Essay by Kip Hansen
Images such as this appear on the Internet and in the Main Stream Media, alongside of almost every article or report about the pollution of the Earth’s oceans with plastics of all kinds. The image is usually associated with the words “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” in the text of the article. The implication by association is that the image is a photograph of said ‘garbage patch’.
This clip from the Guardian shows a typical example:
The Guardian is atypical in that it states, in the caption, that the photo is of Manila Bay, Philippines – garbage forced by the wind into a raft near shore after a tropical storm washed all the trash from the city streets and slums into the bay. I’ve seen similar scenes in the Rio Ozama in Santo Domingo, this one at the “yacht marina” on the eastern shore just below…
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