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THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH

Posted on: August 28, 2021

Great Pacific Garbage Patch

IN THE CONTEXT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE EVIL HUMANS DESCRIBED IN TERMS OF THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH AS IN “THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH ILLUSTRATES THE EFFECTS THAT WE HUMANS HAVE HAD ON THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT LOCATED IN THE NORTHERN PACIFIC OCEAN IS THE LARGEST OF FIVE GARBAGE PATCHES CALLED THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH.

IN THE CONTEXT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ALARM ABOUT THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH (GPGP), AS SOMETHING THAT WILL DESTROY OR COMPROMISE THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OF THE OCEAN, WE PRESENT A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF THIS ASSESSMENT AS FOLLOWS.

FIRST, THE WEIGHT OF THE GARBAGE IN THE GPGP IS 80,000 TONNES. EVEN AS WE WORRY ABOUT THE HORRIFIC ENVIRONMENTALISM EVALUATION OF SUCH A LARGE PATCH OF GARBAGE IN THE OCEAN, WE SHOULD CONSIDER THAT WE DUMP 8E6 TONNES OF PLASTIC INTO THE OCEAN EVERY YEAR. THIS MEANS THAT THE WEIGHT OF THE GPGP IS 1% OF THE WEIGHT OF PLASTIC WE DUMP IN THE OCEAN EVERY YEAR.

YET ANOTHER ISSUE IS THAT THE WEIGHT OF FISH IN THE OCEAN IS 2E9 TONNES. THEREFORE, THE GPGP IS 0.004% OF THE WEIGHT OF THE FISH IN THE OCEAN AND THE PLASTIC WE DUMP INTO THE OCEAN EVERY YEAR IS 0.4% OF THE WEIGHT OF FISH IN THE OCEAN MEANING IT WILL TAKE US 250 YEARS OF DUMPING PLASTIC TO BREAK EVEN WITH THE FISH NOT CONSIDERING THE “MISSING PLASTIC ISSUE” WHICH SAYS THAT WE CAN’T ACCOUNT FOR 99% OF THE PLASTIC WE THROW INTO THE OCEAN. IT JUST DISAPPEARS.

WE ARE ALSO TOLD THAT THE GPGP IS ONE OF 5 GARBAGE PATCHES IN THE OCEAN WITH THE OTHER 4 PATCHES SMALLER THAN THE GPGP. BUT EVEN IF THEY WERE EQUAL TO THE GPGP IN WEIGHT, WHAT WE HAVE IS A TOTAL OF 400,000 TONNES OR 4E5 TONNES AND THAT ADDS UP TO 0.2% OF THE WEIGHT OF THE FISH.

WE SHOULD ALSO CONSIDER THAT THE WEIGHT OF THE WATER IN THE OCEAN IS 1.4E18 TONNES. THIS MEANS THAT THE WEIGHT OF THE 5 GARBAGE PATCHES TOGETHER OF 4E5 TONNES IS 0.000000000285% OF THE WEIGHT OF THE OCEAN. EXPRESSED ANOTHER WAY, FOR GARBAGE PATCHES TO GET ALL THE WAY UP TO 1% OF THE OCEAN, WE WILL NEED BILLIONS OF GARBAGE PATCHES.

Billions and Billions - Greenwood Calendar

CONCLUSION: A GARBAGE PATCH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN IS NOT A PRETTY SIGHT BUT FOR IT TO CONSTITUTE POLLUTION THAT NEEDS WORRYING ABOUT, WE NEED A LOT MORE GARBAGE THAT WILL PROBABLY TAKE HUMANITY BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF YEARS TO PRODUCE. THE OCEAN IS A LOT BIGGER THAN WE THINK IT IS.

YET ANOTHER ISSUE IS THAT WE DON’T REALLY KNOW THE OCEAN. HUMANITY HAS JUST BEGUN TO EXPLORE THE OCEAN AT ANY DEPTH. WE MAY HAVE TO WAIT A FEW CENTURIES BEFORE WE KNOW WHAT THE OCEAN LOOKS LIKE AND HOW IT WORKS.

WITH RESPECT TO OUR IGNORANCE OF THE OCEAN, AND THAT WE ARE ONLY NOW JUST BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND THE OCEAN, WE PRESENT A RECENT NYT ARTICLE

LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/science/ocean-bioluminescent-satellite.html

HERE IS WHAT IT SAYS

Satellites Spot Oceans Aglow With Trillions of Organisms. A new generation of detectors let scientists identify a dozen large episodes of bioluminescence, one a hundred times larger than Manhattan — and that’s the smallest. The ocean has always glowed. The Greeks and Romans knew of luminous sea creatures as well as the more general phenomenon of seawater that can light up in bluish-green colors. Charles Darwin, as he sailed near South America on a dark night aboard the H.M.S. Beagle, encountered luminescent waves. He called it “a wonderful and most beautiful spectacle.” As far as the eye could see, he added, “the crest of every wave was bright” so much so that the “livid flames” lit the sky. Now, scientists report that ocean bioluminescence can be so intense and massive in scale that satellites orbiting five hundred miles high can see glowing mats of microorganisms as they materialize in the seas. Last month in the journal Scientific Reports, eight investigators told of finding a luminous patch south of Java in 2019 that grew to be larger than the combined areas of Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. “It was an epiphany. It is a hidden wonder of nature comes to light. The close examination of images from satellites let them identify significant events in the ocean with this new window on the world’s oceans. Tracking and studing of the glowing seas is a new area of scientific research. This discovery is a big step toward being able to understand an enduring mystery of the sea. If allowed to multiply, microbes can suddenly light up as if a switch were thrown. Maybe the glittering masses of bacteria lure fish, whose guts provide nourishing habitats. This trail of discovery began nearly two decades ago when a lunchtime chat raised the question of whether sea bioluminescence might be visible from space.

What Are These Mysterious Green Lights Photographed From the Space Station?  - Universe Today
5 Bioluminescent Species that Make the Planet Shine
Locations For You To Explore Bioluminescence | Travel.Earth

BOTTOM LINE: WE ARE ONLY NOW JUST BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND THE OCEAN AND ALL ALONG OUR JUDGEMENTS ABOUT HUMANS TRASHING THE OCEAN WERE MADE WITHOUT THE INFORMATION NEEDED TO MAKE SUCH ASSESSMENTS. THAT SUCH UNSUBSTANTIATED GUESSWORK SELLS FEAR MONGERING FORECASTS AS SCIENCE IS THE EVIDENCE THAT WE HUMANS, THOUGH RATIONAL, CARRY AN IRRATIONAL FEAR BOMB IN OUR OTHERWISE RATIONAL THOUGHT PROCESSES.

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