Scenario 12
In the ocean, there is a large area where currents have carried garbage and debris and piled them together. Known to the people of our imaginary world as Trash Island, this underwater landfill covers 13 square miles. While some of this garbage is accidental (blown out of speeding boats, carried off by the wind, etc.) pollution of this scale was not entirely accidental. It is assumed that somewhere, garbage is being intentionally dumped into the ocean, but all four nations have laws against such behavior. Saddest of all, the wildlife is suffering as their habitats are littered with pollutants (some toxic). This is a problem that affects people the world over. The other large problem is that none of the nations wants to take responsibility for funding the clean-up. They all say, “we didn’t do it, so why should we fix it?”