I feel as if this blog is too cold. I don’t know if I’m taking it too “professionally” or not professionally enough. Anyway, last article written. I plan on writing a satirical article next. I’m going to write about when college students get ready to go out at night and the rituals they do, ie, drinking, “getting dressed”, make up, and general “getting ready.” For men and women it’s different. I think I’m going to explore ‘gender’ and how we unknowingly perceive it and let all these other substances/materials define our gender and make us feel more free, although in reality, it’s all constraining. I’m excited to see my honest side come out.
How Americans spawned the island of trash
Published: Friday, September 25, 2009
image @peterpan-harris (.tumblr.com) / Manitou Messenger
It’s Spring Break 2010 – where do you want to go? Cancun? Your cabin? How about an island between Hawaii and California?
This particular “island” hasn’t always been there. Originally, it was the North Pacific Gyre, but in 1997, scientists discovered what is now called the Trash Vortex or the Trash Island. The gyre, a circular pattern of currents in an ocean basin, has gathered over 500 nautical miles of plastic and debris from the coasts of California and Japan. Charles Moore, a leading American oceanographer, explains that we cannot see it with the naked eye because it is 30 feet below the surface of the water, but it is there. There are about 100 million tons of plasticy-watery goo and debris within the gyre.