One of the first things done for someone who wants to be a Climate Alarmist is to issue that person a Get Out of Jail Free card. Along with the card is issued a reminder, “Don’t worry. You can say anything you want. You can make up your facts. The scarier, the better. No one will call you on it.”
The photograph above is an example. It is said to be of a small part of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Image credit is given to AFP – many groups go by that moniker, but my best guess is that it is either a French or German news service. Below is said to be a map of the GPGP, taken from our friend and favorite liar, Wikipedia:
Here’s another image, said to be a satellite image of the GPGP, circled.
It’s all a lie. Here’s Patrick Moore on the first image above, the diver in the middle of a garbage patch: “…this image is from the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011 that killed nearly 20,000 people, caused the Fukushima nuclear accident, and swept entire towns and villages into the sea.” Moore also adds that the garbage patch (as shown by the two maps above) is clearly far out to sea, yet in the first photo, you can see land.
In fact, a tsunami is a large wave that rushes onshore and then retreats, taking with it massive amounts of debris. That’s what we are looking at.
What about the maps? They are fake. The second one with the brown smudge circled in yellow is just that – a smudge added to a satellite image. Note how GPGP is maybe 1,500 miles further south than the first map, which placed GPGP off the coast of California. (It could be that California is there just as a size reference.)
Below is a satellite image and a description of the image, from Moore:
“Fortunately, there is a very cleaner image of the entire Pacific Ocean which is also a composite taken over a year-long period in order to create a clear and perfectly cloudless image. It does not show any visible garbage patch because there isn’t one. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, famed to be twice the size of Texas is fabricated, as it does not actually exist.”
Those who claim the GPGP to be real defend against Moore’s charges, saying that the garbage is there, but is hovering just beneath the surface. Others say that the garbage is in the form of micro-plastics in the water column .. i.e, in both cases … invisible. Got that? Please give that statement some thought.
There is garbage in the ocean, by the way. It is widely dispersed.
The information gathered here is taken from the book Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom, by Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace who resigned from the group in disgust in 1986. He is often a featured speaker at events put on by Heartland Institute. Moore devotes 29 pages of this book to GPGP, first to debunk the giant lie behind it, part of the Climate Alarmist propaganda campaign, but also to address real matters like ocean debris. By far the biggest threat there is fishing boats and nets, which are discarded overboard when worn out, but still continue to catch and kill fish. Says Moore, something can be done about that, a restriction placed on fishing boats and fleets that they not discard their used netting overboard. It seems simple enough.
Moore also decries propaganda around fish and birds eating plastic, having guts full of it, showing photos advanced by the Alarmists, all fake. I recommend the book if only to see fake photos at work. It is some of the most egregious lying going on these days, and when speaking of the Climate Alarmists, that’s a big statement. One of the lies being told is that the Laysan Albatross is going extinct due to plastic in the ocean. He shows the graph below showing how endangered this species is.
If you have trouble reading that or are confused by graphs, it shows a breeding population of near zero in 1920, and a 2005 population of nearly 600,000. As I said about Climate Alarmists, they have that Get Out of Jail Free card in their back pockets. This is a massive lie, a lie swimming in a massive garbage dump of lies told by Climate Alarmists.
There is far more discussed by Moore in this book, other chapters on Great Barrier Reef (alive and well), polar bears (thriving, numbering almost 30,000, a resurgence of population due to a 1973 treaty that forbade hunting them), and deliberate lies about walruses told by Sir David Attenborough.
It is recommended reading.