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This Carlin quote applies:" And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care."

By HEY YOU follow HEY YOU   2017 Aug 3, 2:14pm 739 views   9 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


This is in one place in one global ocean.
What's happening everywhere else.
We already know that patnet is a trash dump! rofl

http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/garbage-patch-south-pacific-texas-size-discovered-11730144.php?ipid=articlerecirc&cmpid=twitter-desktop

1   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 3, 4:49pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Second garbage patch the size of Texas discovered in Pacific Ocean

To put that in perspective, it's just like Texas.

2   Strategist   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 3, 4:56pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

How the hell do you clean it up?

3   Strategist   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 3, 4:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I care for Mother Earth. Not for the humans who created that garbage.

4   HEY YOU   ignore (8)   2017 Aug 3, 5:35pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Strategist says

How the hell do you clean it up?

Now that's a serious question?
Can all the damage to our living room be repaired?

Damn! There's one thing I don't know

5   Strategist   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 3, 7:14pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HEY YOU says

Strategist says

How the hell do you clean it up?

Now that's a serious question?

Yes, it's a serious question. I want it all cleaned up, and I am willing to pay a tax for that.
Humans have no right at all to destroy this planet.

6   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2017 Aug 3, 8:30pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

CA government full of redistributors who haven't produced a single thing, but shackled the most productive people with tax shackles.

Who will clean that up? Who will pay? Who is responsible? Think China will pay a penny?

7   Strategist   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 3, 8:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FortWayne says

CA government full of redistributors who haven't produced a single thing, but shackled the most productive people with tax shackles.

Who will clean that up? Who will pay? Who is responsible? Think China will pay a penny?

Californians will pay. We pay more more for every fucking thing. No big deal, just send us the bill and add some commission for the politicians.

8   curious2   ignore (0)   2017 Aug 3, 8:49pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Strategist says

HEY YOU says

Strategist says

How the hell do you clean it up?

Now that's a serious question?

Yes, it's a serious question. I want it all cleaned up, and I am willing to pay a tax for that.

There are at least two ways, potentially cheap by government standards.

The traditional way would hire fishing fleets during off season to trawl the surface with big nets. Fish for trash, pay per ton.

The nifty new way would use smaller solar-powered drone scavenger boats. Figure 1,000 units, working whenever the sun shines and idling otherwise, picking up trash and bundling it either to sink or to transport to central collection points. Put these in the Navy budget as part of patrolling the Pacific: constant 24/7 surveillance, video of each item in case it might have intelligence value or be part of a missing plane, etc. Even if each scavenger drone costs $1MM, the total would add up to less than half the average cost of one ship in current planning.

Either way, it's mainly a matter of political will, and would cost less than government wastes on bad ideas and boondoggles.

9   Strategist   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 3, 8:59pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

curious2 says

The nifty new way would use smaller solar-powered drone scavenger boats. Figure $100k per unit, 1,000 units, working 12 hours/day, picking up trash and bundling it either to sink or to transport to central collection points. Put these in the Navy budget as part of patrolling the Pacific: constant 24/7 surveillance, video of each item in case it might have intelligence value or be part of a missing plane, etc.

And to go further, put the trash in a barge that can incinerate the trash using solar energy.


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