Tuesday, April 15, 2008
One of our favorite green rags, Treehugger, wrote a nice piece here on Junk last week.
With one correction - while we were 6 on the ORV Alguita's January Gyre crossing, there will only be two intrepid sailors on this voyage, Marcus Eriksen and Joel Paschal. The nature of this undertaking calls for a light, tight crew.
Anna Cummins will be maintaining PR and blog from land, and praying for Junk's speedy return.
From the comments on the Treehugger post, it seems there is still quite a bit of confusion about the size of the Gyre (twice the size of Texas, the US, or the Moon?) as well as the feasibility of cleanup. There has been an explosion of recent press about the Gyre, and with it, many myths are perpetuated.
This is part of our mission: to debunk the many urban legends floating around, and to bring people the straight junk, so we can stop junk at the source.
Posted by Anna at 2:09 PM