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Save our seas 2018

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posted on Oct, 11 2018 @ 11:45 PM
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Just thought I'd post a little light into this dark gloom that seems to be hovering over ATS.

The save our seas act of 2018 was just recently signed into law by President Trump.


Sponsored by Alaska Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan, the bill aims to promote better domestic and international efforts at cleaning up garbage that is littered throughout the oceans. The new law will extend the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program for another five years, and promote cohesion among different federal agencies on how to reduce marine debris.


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This is very comforting. Unanimous bipartisan support in an effort to clean up 8 million tons of debris from our oceans. Yes, that's right....I said bipartisan. (Hence why it's "political madness")

It can and does happen guys. There is hope!

A2D




posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 01:51 AM
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a reply to: Agree2Disagree

lets seee if the unanimous bipartisan support extends to funding for the programs required for real action

talk is cheep



posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 02:20 AM
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Part of the reason we have the debris field in the Pacific Ocean is because we send our garbage to be processed and recycled in the far east. The U.S. ships it out to be disposed of or recycled and instead the ships just dump it out at sea. If it actually gets to the other countries for processing, the land and air pollution it creates is just as bad where it lands.

Anything to save a buck here in the States. Once out of our hands it isn't our problem anymore, yet our blind eye is contributing to it and it becomes a world problem. The oceans are really in our backyard, esp. when we get our sea food from them.

If we would just do the job of taking care of our own trash here in the States instead of jobbing it out, we could cut tons of trash getting dumped by boats from other countries with lax regulations who don't give a rip about the oceans.
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posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 08:02 AM
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And exercise in futility.



But where to start? Well, in fact, that might be an easier decision to make than one would think. It turns out that about 90 percent of all the plastic that reaches the world's oceans gets flushed through just 10 rivers: The Yangtze, the Indus, Yellow River, Hai River, the Nile, the Ganges, Pearl River, Amur River, the Niger, and the Mekong (in that order).


www.dw.com...

None of those countries is 'Murica.

With exception of the Pearl River ( could be US or China).
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posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 08:28 AM
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The greatest two threats to the seas are:

Garbage, and red tides.

It'd take a WORLD commitment to even begin to try to fix either. If even possible.

Drone technology.

And entire sector jobs creating wealth, and tax revenue.

A benevolent use.
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posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 08:34 AM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: Agree2Disagree

lets seee if the unanimous bipartisan support extends to funding for the programs required for real action

talk is cheep


Let's see a plan where the USA isn't asked to fund 99% of a billion dollar effort.



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