Thursday, August 22, 2013

Student sustainability video festival 11: Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The last three videos have all been from previous semesters.  It's now time to feature this semester's presentations, beginning with Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

I've featured a video about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch before in Student sustainability video festival 5: previous years' winners.  That was the unofficial upload of a TED Talk.  Here's the official version from TED Talks Director.

Captain Charles Moore on the seas of plastic

Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.
My students watch the latter video every semester as an example of how a solid waste and consumption problem becomes a water pollution problem.

Back to grading.  See you later!

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