Float from California to Hawaii and what do you see? If you went in 1958, you saw a lot of fish and NO PLASTIC! If you do it today, you'll see a lot of plastic and very few fish.
And that's a big stinking sad thing.
I can already hear the complaints: that's not science, it doesn't prove anything. You can't say that the fish are gone just from this haphazard look at the surface of the Pacific Ocean, at two points in time...
It's not science, but it's still a big stinking sad thing to float the Pacific and see more plastic than fish.
The most important thing this trip proves is what's in our hearts. If we can't just say it's a big stinking sad thing, then something is missing from our hearts.
We need to respond to Randy Olsen's video, comparing the two trips. Do we respond with denial? Or by feeling bad?
One response is right...the one that makes us redouble our vow to do something about our ocean. So that a raft trip in 2058 sees more fish than plastic. I won't be around to make that trip, but I want it to happen.