Greetings kiddies. Today’s journey to the absolute insane is “Why do we dump our trash in the Ocean?”
Who had this insane idea?
Uhhhh, just throw it in the water and it will disappear. DORK!
The ugly part is we have been doing this since time started for us evolved creatures.
Yeah where idiots!
So let’s jump into our coaster car and get started on this insane thinking and why we let it happen.
First stop! Wikipedia and see what they have to say
Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater).
Water pollution occurs when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds.
Water pollution affects plants and organisms living in these bodies of water. In almost all cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but also to the natural biological communities………
Marine pollution occurs when harmful, or potentially harmful, effects result from the entry into the ocean of chemicals, particles, industrial, agricultural and residential waste, noise, or the spread of invasive organisms.
Most sources of marine pollution are land based. The pollution often comes from nonpoint sources such as agricultural runoff and wind blown debris and dust.
Nutrient pollution, a form of water pollution, refers to contamination by excessive inputs of nutrients. It is a primary cause of eutrophication of surface waters, in which excess nutrients, usually nitrogen or phosphorus, stimulate algae growth….
Marine debris, also known as marine litter, is human-created waste that has deliberately or accidentally been released in a lake, sea, ocean or waterway.
Floating oceanic debris tends to accumulate at the centre of gyres and on coastlines, frequently washing aground, when it is known as beach litter or tidewrack.
Deliberate disposal of wastes at sea is called ocean dumping. Naturally occurring debris, such as driftwood, are also present. …
And you can also read about oil spills, chemical spills and dumps, radiation debris, medical debris and I could fill the page with all the crap that gets dumped.
And don’t think not me I don’t do that, well if you have ever threw out trash, that was collected by somebody, then chances are you have contributed to this issue.
Lets have a look what other sources think about this subject out on the web.
Treehugger Meet the Plastisphere: Ocean plastic pollution is so bad, it is now its own …
http://news.google.comTue, 02 Jul 2013 14:40:59 GMT
MinnPost.com Plastics pollution: Biologist surveys ocean woes, students find a solution
Safina’s group went to places in a 300-mile arc west of Anchorage, along the curve of Alaskan coast that opens to the northern Pacific Ocean and therefo …
http://news.google.comSun, 07 Jul 2013 12:38:36 GMT
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Bacteria Thrive On Ocean Plastic Debris
Plastic pollution in the ocean is harboring colonies of bacteria that could be harmful not only to marine animals but also to humans.
Thoughtless habits an …
http://news.google.comWed, 17 Jul 2013 04:23:39 GMT
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Talks on creating Antarctic marine sanctuaries fail over apparent Russian …
Washington Post “I’ve seen firsthand how acidification, pollution, and sea level rise tear at the fabric of our economies, our communities, even o …
http://o.canada.comTue, 02 Jul 2013 20:40:35 GMT
Canadian waters may be “particularly vulnerable” to “unprecedented” acidification of the oceans from carbon pollution in the atmosphere.
http://designtaxi.comSun, 09 Jun 2013 23:15:28 GMT
For Ocean Pollution Awareness: Used Condoms, Cigarette Butts ‘Sold’ At Markets – DesignTAXI.com.
http://www.onearth.orgWed, 10 Jul 2013 13:49:26 GMT
Sound familiar?: A natural gas and crude oil platform well off the coast of Louisiana continued to leak natural gas yesterday.
Reports of the leak first came to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (established …
While global climate change and its consequences, along with its “evil twin” of ocean acidification (also brought on by carbon emissions), present by far the greatest threats to the earth’s species, including humans, there are also other severe environmental issues.
Can you even believe this?????
There is so many ways to stop it and clean it up but the ones that purposely did this say it will cost them, so it will cost U.
Why I ask do the ones who didn’t know this was being done, always responsible.
Not the jerks that did it and made unreal profits, but now say we would go bankrupt.
BANKRUPT THEM – THEY DID THIS WITH NO CONCERN FOR YOU
Well its time for the pretty moving pictures
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a massive dump of floating garbage in the Pacific Ocean. We contribute to it everyday by littering and using un-biodegrada…
PLASTICIZED is an intimate account of a first-hand journey aboard the Sea Dragon with the 5 Gyres Institute on the very first scientific expedition, focused …
edit: YES YOU CAN USE THIS FOR SCHOOL OR WHATEVER. Please credit me, though. kthnx. My ocean polltuion video for science hw – slideshow.
Oceanic garbage is killing marine life and the poisons of the plastic refuse is reaching us. The purpose of this project is to show the common man the sheer …
The Effects of Water Pollution on Marine Life.
The United Nations estimates that each one of us uses nearly 140 kilograms of plastic each year. At least 6.4 million metric tons of that plastic has ended u…