Link: Gyres of Garbage

> The five major oceanic gyres make up about a quarter of the Earth’s surface. Underneath the apparent chaos of the world’s weather, the gyres turn like clockworks, driven by the sun and the Earth’s rotation.

The Oceanic Gyres of Earth

The Oceanic Gyres of Earth

[And they are increasingly filled with garbage.](https://medium.com/matter/the-terrifying-true-story-of-the-garbage-that-could-kill-the-whole-human-race-b17eebd6d54)

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