Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Earth and Ecosystems


I've had a personal interest in the Pacific Ocean's "Pacific Gyre" - a marine debris and trash area - also known as the North Pacific Garbage Patch. 

Every year when I teach on issues of the ethics of ecology,  my University learners read about this specific issue (among many other issues!)

From Oklahoma, this seems a long distance away.  And yet, it is our plastics and our consumption that contributes to global, natural, trans-national problems like this.  We should be mindful, thoughtful, aware and active in working toward better ways to use and resource.

If you've driven across Texas - the attached image gives some perspective on the huge-scale of this trash problem!

More on the recent news with this BBC article.

Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

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