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Charles Moore coming to Town Hall on Wed., Jan. 25

[Post below borrowed from the Town Hall website]

Saving Our Oceans from Plastic

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Like a synthetic siren, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch drew Charles Moore to science; now his research raises deep questions about plastic. Moore, author of Plastic Oceans, first encountered the 2-million-square-mile floating landfill by chance in 1997, as skipper of a catamaran. He returned repeatedly to cull scientific samples, finding that the plastic in his nets outweighed zooplankton by a factor of 6-to-1—prompting not only a global reassessment of plastics’ invasiveness, but also a personal quest to achieve his own scientific credibility—and to save our oceans. Presented as part of Seattle Science Lectures, with the Sierra Club,  Pacific Science Center, and University Book Store. Series sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.

Advance tickets are $5 at Brown Paper Tickets or 800/838-3006 and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Double feature! Ticket also gains admission to the Jessica Rhode event at 6 pm.

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