Saturday, August 29, 2009

New Continent Found - Garbage Gyre II

As was reported on this blog, a man-made garbage "continent" threatens life.

It is twice the size of Texas.

It is floating in the Pacific Ocean 1000 miles off the coast of California.

It is not affectionately called the Garbage Gyre I.

It is usually called the garbage patch by mariners.

Scientists recently took a close look at this northern garbage continent, and were shocked; but now we find out is has an evil twin.

Scientists will now go to the even larger southern garbage "continent" next, Garbage Gyre II, where they have been afraid to look up until now:
"We're afraid at what we're going to find in the South Gyre, but we've got to go there," said Tony Haymet, director of the Scripps Institution.

Only humans are to blame for ocean debris, Goldstein said. In a blog entry posted a day before the science ship arrived in Newport, Ore., she wrote the research showed her the consequences of humanity's footprint on nature.

"Seeing that influence just floating out here in the middle of nowhere makes our power painfully obvious, and the consequences of the industrial age plain," she wrote. "It's not a pretty sight."
(Scripps Paper, PDF, see this and this too). The use of the phrase "the consequences of humanity's footprint on nature" shows the continuing ignorance and erroneous duality in the mind of far too many people.

It is as if they think nature is some separate entity we can do things to without consequence to us, instead of the truth that we are nature, so to the degree that we harm "nature" is the degree to which we harm our species.

Obviously humanity is failing in the goal of long term survival, because to be able to do that the Tenets of Ecocosmology must be adhered to.

UPDATE: Some disabused children of Catholics and loving it are into the cover-up game all over again.

They can't be happy enough with covering up the rapes of children, so now they are covering up the rape of the Earth?

It figures, they are Oil-Qaeda's priests.

The next post in this series is here.

This revelation was originally given here.


7 comments:

  1. Peter Wales,

    Did an space angel tell you that?

    The new "continent" (from the latin word meaning barrier) inside the newly discovered gyre (a barrier forming current) that was just discovered, now makes it one more continent.

    Link

    BTW, the debris can be seen from space.

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  2. Wow, way to win Catholics over to your cause! When they want to investigate facts themselves to see what's what, hurl the ugliest invective you can think of at them! That'll save the Earth! They'll get right on board with that, for sure. What's the point here, getting self-righteously angry or trying to spread the word to people that we've got to take responsibility to care for our planet?

    You should change your tune. Honey wins over vinegar. Catholics are good people to talk to about the environment. We are taught we are supposed to be good stewards of the Earth. We've got St. Francis of Assisi and all that. There's a sound ethic there that could be mined for real support. Please, as someone who is passionate about these things, don't drive people away with your ugliness. Treating others with patience and respect can go a long, long way.

    So my advice, as some one who is a devout Catholic and who also cares deeply about the environment, get rid of the anger. You'll only hurt our cause.

    Peace!

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  3. Faith, (part one)

    You should be preaching to the choir, because they are the ones who played and sang the bad music that started my reply to them.

    The lame post at "Catholic and Enjoying it - Mark's Stuff" showed very, very poor exegesis and hermeneutics by attacking this post and another blog called Ecocosmology.

    Mark the Text Hack disregarded the context, which is common among many literature challenged religionists who quite often have an aversion to science as well as metaphor.

    What a crock jock Mark The Text Hack is!

    So, the narrative is that they attacked this post, then they got what was righteously coming to them in return, then they whined about the justice of it all!

    A serious issue threatening their lives and the lives of billions of other Earth folk was pooh poohed because they interpreted the post out of existence through ignorance of obvious metaphor and literary license.

    "Mark's Stuff" is the type of puffy pabulum that has been used by Oil-Qaeda propagandists all along the way, so my criticism is directed toward "Mark The Text Hack" and those wannabes who believe his phony religious rap masking as coherent science.

    Here is one for "Mark The Text Hack" that is more within his pious but misinformed realm: Shades of the Mayan Calendar?. It is a prophecy by a catholic who was made a Saint by a Catholic Pope.

    It says the Pope they choose to replace Benedict XVI will be the final Pope.

    We all have the opportunity to see whether the prophecy is true or not.

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  4. Faith (part two),

    Back to this post where the first sentence reads: "As was reported on this blog, a man-made garbage continent threatens life" is a link to Garbage Garbage Garbage which has a link to How Stuff Works, which has the statement: "The area is an oceanic desert, filled with tiny phytoplankton but few big fish or mammals. Due to its lack of large fish and gentle breezes, fishermen and­ s­ailors rarely travel through the gyre. But the area is filled with something besides plankton: trash, millions of pounds of it, most of it plastic. It's the largest landfill in the world, and it floats in the middle of the ocean."

    Mark the Text Hack would shout them down because everybody knows that an "ocean" is not a "desert" and a "landfill" can't be in the ocean.

    He really knows how to focus on the issues doesn't he?

    Anyway, that "How Things Work" piece has a link to an LA Times article which says: The albatross chick jumped to its feet, eyes alert and focused. At 5 months, it stood 18 inches tall and was fully feathered except for the fuzz that fringed its head.

    All attitude, the chick straightened up and clacked its beak at a visitor, then rocked back and dangled webbed feet in the air to cool them in the afternoon breeze.

    The next afternoon, the chick ignored passersby. The bird was flopped on its belly, its legs splayed awkwardly. Its wings drooped in the hot sun. A few hours later, the chick was dead.

    John Klavitter, a wildlife biologist, turned the bird over and cut it open with a knife. Probing its innards with a gloved hand, he pulled out a yellowish sac — its stomach.

    Out tumbled a collection of red, blue and orange bottle caps, a black spray nozzle, part of a green comb, a white golf tee and a clump of tiny dark squid beaks ensnared in a tangle of fishing line.

    "This is pretty typical," said Klavitter, who is stationed at the atoll for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "We often find cigarette lighters, bucket handles, toothbrushes, syringes, toy soldiers — anything made out of plastic."
    ... and "The atoll is littered with decomposing remains, grisly wreaths of feathers and bone surrounding colorful piles of bottle caps, plastic dinosaurs, checkers, highlighter pens, perfume bottles, fishing line and small Styrofoam balls. Klavitter has calculated that albatross feed their chicks about 5 tons of plastic a year at Midway.

    Albatross fly hundreds of miles in their search for food for their young. Their flight paths from Midway often take them over what is perhaps the world's largest dump: a slowly rotating mass of trash-laden water about twice the size of Texas.

    This is known as the Eastern Garbage Patch, part of a system of currents called the North Pacific subtropical gyre. Located halfway between San Francisco and Hawaii, the garbage patch is an area of slack winds and sluggish currents where flotsam collects from around the Pacific, much like foam piling up in the calm center of a hot tub."


    Offending Catholics?

    I would hope that Mark The Text Hack is the one offending Catholics.

    If not, that is their problem.

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  5. Keep up the good work, "the saints" are asleep because of their fear and their deceit. Link

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  6. I noticed that "Mark The Text Hack" has gone to confession, paid his "indulgence tax", got fondled, and is all happy now.

    So he deleted the false text he had posted about this post.

    Now, all the sycophants there just lick the link to this post, not realizing that it is now five years later or that the oceans change daily.

    The latest is that there are 5 continents (from the word 'barrier') in the world's oceans, which constantly change with wind, hurricanes, typhoons, sinking, breaking up, and floating of debris to shore.

    Dear catlicks, please don't make Galileo swear that the Earth is the center of the universe again --or get burned at the stake.

    Please,please, please plastic Cheezus and plastic Mamma Mia.

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