March 4, 2009

seeing is believing

The Ted Conference is always full of motivating, thought provoking and insightful speakers. I've never been fortunate enough to attend the sessions in person, so I am thankful that they share the fascinating presentation videos online.

Here's one such video, which I saw mentioned on Treehugger. It is about the phenomenon of garbage and plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean. When I first learned about the patch (larger than the state of Texas) I was horrified. Maybe Charles Moore is right, and there is not much hope of fixing it. But at least if people are informed about the reality, perhaps we can be more mindful of our choices.

As Moore says in the presentation,

"All the kings horses
and all the kings men
will never gather up all the plastic
and put the ocean back together again."

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