Worse than climate change? Capt. Charles Moore on his new book, Plastic Ocean

In 1997, Captain Charles Moore was sailing from Hawaii to California when he stumbled up on a massive segment of plastic in the Pacific Ocean. Moore writes about the discovery he says is a bigger threat than climate change in his new book, Plastic Ocean.



Nov. 8, 2011

Worse than climate change? Capt. Charles Moore on his new book, Plastic Ocean


In 1997, Captain Charles Moore was sailing from Hawaii to California when he stumbled up on a massive segment of plastic in the Pacific Ocean. Moore writes about the discovery he says is a bigger threat than climate change in his new book, Plastic Ocean.

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Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain’s Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans

By Captain Charles Moore with Cassandra Phillips

A prominent seafaring environmentalist and researcher shares his maritime encounters with the shocking amount of plastic debris in the Northeast Pacific Ocean, now commonly referred to as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Follow his research into this startling discovery, his hard-won scientific credibility, and his indomitable, game-changing efforts to get the world to pay attention to a looming plastic peril. PLASTIC OCEAN inspires a fundamental rethinking of the plastic age and a growing global health crisis.

Algalita Marine Research Foundation



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