I’ve posted before about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and once you’re aware of it, it’s something that’s hard to forget. Now, I’ve learned of the research work of Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, the man that discovered this mess. He’s been quantifying the size and impact of plastic garbage in the ocean ever since his discovery, and has become an activist to try and curtail its growth.
He recently gave a talk at the TED Conference regarding his disturbing findings. Unfortunately, he’s not that optimistic about our ability to clean up the ocean.