Target: Erik Solheim,Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme
Goal: Take immediate action to clean up enormous collection of trash in the Pacific Ocean.
An enormous patch of garbage is floating in the Pacific Ocean and appears to be much bigger and more serious than initially thought, according to recent surveys of the area. Recent aerial examinations of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California revealed a massive clump of waste, mostly plastic, that represents a serious environmental and ecological hazard.
The collection of debris is known as the “great Pacific garbage patch,” with an estimated size of 386,000 square miles. Experts estimate that the patch’s periphery spans a further 1,351,000 square miles. The massive heap of trash is caught in one of the ocean’s rotating currents, meaning that its dimensions are constantly changing and expanding.
According to a survey team from the United Nations, the great Pacific garbage patch has become so large that it will soon be visible from space. Recent cleanup efforts have proven to be ineffective after the Ocean Cleanup sent 30 boats to pick up micro plastics. This fleet failed to make any meaningful progress and reported that the size of the clump has only increased.
If unchecked, this huge pile of garbage will turn into a serious global crisis. Sign the petition below and demand that action be taken.
Dear Mr. Solheim,
I am writing to call your attention to an impending environmental crisis that threatens the entire world. Recent studies have shown that an enormous clump of garbage known as the “great Pacific garbage patch” is much larger than anticipated, with an estimated size of 386,000 square miles. The patch is also caught in an ocean current, meaning that its dimensions are constantly expanding.
Such a massive collection of pollution is unacceptable. If immediate action is not taken, the patch will only continue to grow until it is too big to contain. I urge you and your department to devise a solution and implement it before it is too late.
[Your Name Here]
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