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In the coming weeks some of the most tremendous decisions in modern history will be made. The Copenhagen Climate Summit is invariably the pinnacle of the struggle for global recognition of climate change. Since our conception, everyone had contributed to the growing threat of rising greenhouse gases. Their effect, along with a microcosm of alterations that we have imprinted on the environment since the Industrial Revolution, have continuously degraded the condition of our world.
In a world as complex and intricate as our own many tragedies are lost in the endless torrent of catastrophes. One of the greatest tragedies of the modern age is currently beginning to show its face. In the Pacific Ocean there is a current known as the “North Pacific Gyre”. This current is circular and such that it allows anything inanimate to become stuck in its massive area. Uncertain at the beginning of the 21st century, scientists slowly began to work on uncovering this slumbering giant. What we now know is that the current definitively traps the majority of plastic waste consumed from Asia to Central America.