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Is there a way for the world to solve its problems that involves most of the population?
I believe there is. We know we need to stop the juggernaut of destruction killing our planet but currently it is business as usual while every problem continues virtually unabated. We need business as usual to be the business of solving them. I will not be affected. My life is coming to a close, but for those of you much younger than I, that is not the case. I'm on my way to the hospital so I am going to post this now. The question/idea and then my own post/reply to finish. Please contribute to how this can come about. Think success, help with the planning and logistics that cannot all fit here. Build it, build a consensus and build momentum.
The personnel and equipment of the world's militaries should be enlisted along with private businesses, to break up and remove the seven islands of human garbage in our oceans. The oceans are not ours. The garbage is. We have all contributed. Our lives depend upon water. All ecological systems are symbiotic and each ill system passes illness to those nearby. Qualified and concerned scientists agree they are poisoning and destroying all of the surrounding sea ecologies and will still exist in a 1,000 years. In less time we will not. Reports say it can’t be done and the cost is too high.
This should be 100% unacceptable to all of us.
All "non-essential" oceanic activity such as fishing, boating, military testing or maneuvers, and shipping, ceases for a period of 5-10 years in order for the oceans to heal themselves. We cannot heal them. We only pollute and empty them.
A concurrent project I call "human pick-up", involves the world's population removing all garbage and litter from our forests, lakes, ponds, streams and other waterways, our parks, streets, and drains and everywhere it is found. We cease littering and using it as land fill, and this can be done in a year or less. There are billions of us. Let’s work together now.