mandag den 22. juni 2009

Why You Can’t See The Great Pacific Garbage Patch On Google Earth

Hørte om denne gigantiske affaldsspiral på P1 ... Plastik affald som i udstrækning fylder det samme som Texas - USAs største stat ... Forhåbentlig er der nogen som en dag ser en fordel i at 'høste' og genanvende det ... Dyrelivet lider ...

I heard of the gigantic plastic waste spiral on the radio ... So much plastic that would cover all of Texas - the largest state in th US ... Hopefully somebody one day will see the advantage of 'harvesting' and reusing this giant waste ... Animal life is suffering ...


by Danny Sullivan

After hearing about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” earlier this year — an area the size of Texas in the Pacific Ocean filled with trash — I went looking for it on Google Earth. And never found it. It’s not that the patch doesn’t exist. It’s just that despite being large, it’s not that visible from above.

I was disappointed in Google at first, for not having images of the patch. After all, the company made a big splash with Google Ocean earlier this year, a way to see more about the majority of our planet that’s covered with water. But while Google Earth is good for seeing under the ocean, why can’t I see more of what’s on top, such as this huge collection of garbage? [...]

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