The Great Pacific
Garbage Patch (GPGP), also described as the Pacific Trash Vortex, is a gyre of
marine litter in the central North Pacific Ocean.
The patch extends over an indeterminate area, with estimates ranging
very widely, depending on the degree of plastic concentration used to
define the affected area.
However, one thing is certain about the GPGP: the Powers that Be (TPTB)
only exert power over the Earth, but have relinquished all
responsibility over global pollution.
The picture above shows how trash (orange dots) entering the
sea from land
along the Pacific coast is caught by the gyre. On its way
the trash is concentrated
and eventually ends up in one of the two shown vortices. As
a consequence, in
these areas, the surface water contains six times more
plastic than plankton
biomass (dry weight)
On 7 January 2011, the Governor of the United Micronations
Multi-Oceanic Archipelago (UMMOA) claimed a piece of the Great Pacific
Garbage Patch (GPGP).
The Governor plans to attract many nations and micronations to a
treaty, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Treaty (GPGPT), in order to
make everyone aware that UN states and the UN have claimed the Earth
all for themselves, but none of these takes responsibility for that
which was not originally part of the Earth, and which clearly doesn't
belong on the Earth either.
The trash vortex is an
area the size of Texas in the North Pacific in which an estimated six
kilos of plastic for every kilo of natural plankton, along with other
slow degrading garbage, swirls slowly around like a clock, choked with
dead fish, marine mammals, and birds who get snared. Some plastics in
the gyre will not break down in the lifetimes of the grandchildren of
the people who threw them away.