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Old 02-18-2010, 08:02 PM   #9
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Default Re: Garbage Island...

Originally Posted by pyrangello View Post
Viking , there should be a real re-direction of focus from the global warming hoax to an intense effort to stop the garbage dumping by other countries and cruise ships and start cleaning this mess up. We as a people of the earth can be much better stewarts of the earth than we are today.
Just a couple of comments. First, I'm from the US and we're the biggest consumer - therefore biggest polluter in the world. This isn't a problem because of other countries and cruise ships nearly as much as it's a problem with over-consumption and the US is leading the way. Spend a few minutes looking at - oh say the food storage isle at your local Wal-Mart and you'll see what I mean, it's a sea of plastic.

We're making disposable items out of permanent material on a finite planet. That's guaranteed suicide. And remember - we've only been producing commercial plastics for 50 - 60 years and already we're choking the planet on our garbage. Think about that the next time you buy a bottle of water, a disposable diaper or something in a styrofoam cup.

The more you contemplate the problem the more you realize that for the earth and us to stand a chance we all need to stop consuming and stop reproducing immediately. We can't think that using a canvas shopping bag is going to solve this problem. Every bottle of water, every new car, every plastic storage bin that gets purchased is another nail in all our coffins and we Americans are the worst.
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