Questions About 5 Million Square Miles

One hundred million tons of plastic in the ocean?

The Eastern Garbage Patch is the largest collection of garbage in the world's oceans, made primarily of plastics and located in the Pacific. The plastics seem to be coming from the US, China, Korea, and Japan in the greatest quantities, though China has overtaken the US in recent years. A number of popular magazines have discussed the problem in detail, but other than that it hasn't gotten much media coverage. The size of this garbage patch is an incredible 1.5 times the area of the continental United States, or roughly 5 million square miles (13 million square kilometers) with a concentration of roughly one million pieces of plastic per square mile. Fishermen have reported sailing for weeks on end, and encountering nothing but junk, and it's having a devastating impact on wildlife which should come as no surprise. The obvious solution would seem to be trapping the plastic in nets, but the consistency of the garbage patch is more like a dark soup with bits of plastic smaller than the

What do you think the greatest moment was for the British Empire?

1485 - Present Day (The Commonwealth of Nations) The British Empire was the most extensive empire in world history and for a substantial time was the foremost global power. By 1921, the British Empire held sway over a population of about 458 million people, approximately one-quarter of the world's population. It covered about 36.6 million km² (14.2 million square miles), about a quarter of Earth's total land area. Because of its size at the peak of its power, it was often said that "the sun never sets on the British Empire" because the empire's span across the globe ensured that the sun was always shining on at least one of its numerous colonies. But what was its finest and greatest moment? To: ncfan51 The extended part of my question did not say the largest, but the most extensive. Also I think you meant "non-contiguous". To: Crash Jones The Magna Carta was in the 13th century. A long time before the empire began. To: Lyndsay P Lets not for get that the empire is no more, but th

How is it possible for people to be so manipulated into believing global warming is the Humans fault? Find me a link that doesn't have Al Gore in it. Find me a glacier that that is melting and I will find you a glacier that is growing..Explain that one??? Explain to me then, how one volcano eruption produces more toxins than all of man kind. There have been over 2600 eruptions since 1956. humans only produce about 4% of the CO2.... I mean, if you really want to confront mother nature, by all means go for it! You don't think that with all the chemicals that get swallowed on a daily basis is helping people get better? Isn't it funny how when you offend someone with your opinon they call you names??? I think it's safe to say that either you believe in GW or you dont. What's funny about it is how angery and upset people get at the other side. NORWAY Ålfotbreen Glacier Briksdalsbreen Glacier Nigardsbreen Glacier Hardangerjøkulen Glacier Hansebreen Glacier

Global warming advocates, how have the predictions your models made fared?

Here are the first few predictions in the article out of the eight it highlights. (Many many more can be discovered using Google.) 1. Within a few years "children just aren't going to know what snow is." Snowfall will be "a very rare and exciting event." Dr. David Viner, senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, interviewed by the UK Independent, March 20, 2000. Ten years later, in December 2009, London was hit by the heaviest snowfall seen in 20 years. And just last week, a snowstorm forced Heathrow airport to shut down, stranding thousands of Christmas travelers. 2. "[By] 1995, the greenhouse effect would be desolating the heartlands of North America and Eurasia with horrific drought, causing crop failures and food riots…[By 1996] The Platte River of Nebraska would be dry, while a continent-wide black blizzard of prairie topsoil will stop traffic on interstates, strip paint from houses and shut down computers." Michael Oppenheim