Researchers on 70,000-mile voyage to investigate climate change say effect of humans is now 'truly planetary'...
September 27, 2012 - The Guardian: "It's too late to do much about what's already out there at this stage, as this stuff is going to hang around for thousands of years,"
The fatal impact of plastic pollutants on the marine environment has been widely observed, as birds and fish regularly consume waste products, which can be easily mistaken for jellyfish or other prey but cannot be degraded in the stomach. Plastics also slowly release toxins and other chemical substances that work their way up the marine food chain.
WATCH: The Fatal Shore, Awash in Plastic - New Documentary http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2487927552/the-fatal-shore-awash-in-plastic-new-documentary