The Mariana Trench, located on the bottom of the Pacific Northwest, east of the Mariana Islands, extending into Japan, was first discovered in 1858 by a ship in the Royal Navy named ” HMS Challenger ”. However, it was not until 1951 that the Challenger II made the initial surveys of the deepest place on earth. By cymatics at that time, the bottom of the Mariana Trench was estimated.
Owning a length of 2550 km, a width of 69 km and a depth of up to 10,971 m, the Mariana Trench is the “end” of the earth. To make it easy to imagine, we can put the entire highest mountain in the world Everest down the Mariana Trench that is still about 2km left to reach the sea surface.
The scene at the bottom of the Mariana Trench
The Mariana Trench is also the deepest place in the Earth’s crust, with the end of it only about 6,366 km from the center of the Blue planet. On March 26, 2012, the famous director James Cameron became the first person to conquer the Mariana Trench by navigating the Deepsea Challenger submarine down to a depth of 10,898 meters.
Witnessing the incredible depths of the Mariana Trench, many people came up with an interesting idea: We can take advantage of this world’s deepest trench as a dumping ground for the entire world.
Currently, each year people generate about 2 billion tons of waste. This figure will increase to 3.5 billion tons by 2030. Meanwhile, according to calculations by many researchers, the Mariana Trench is so large that it can hold the amount of human waste for thousands of years. Instead of the method of gathering garbage and burying, or building incinerators, is it really possible to dump the garbage in the deepest places in the world? Which way are we going to get trash down there?
To answer this question, the popular Youtube channel What If made a video explaining what happens when we dump trash in the Mariana Trench.
Watch the Vietnameseization video “What if we dump all the trash in the deepest ocean trench in the Mariana world”
What if we dump our trash in the deepest ocean trench in the world
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