Downey said that any photographic evidence he’s ever seen of what scientists “allege is this horrible patch seems awful, awful doctored to me. It’s just like a grainy picture of Bigfoot or the mythical Loch Ness Monster as far as I’m concerned.”
Downey said he’s flown to Hawaii and Fiji plenty of times in the past, and has yet to notice any large, Texas-sized collection of garbage, despite looking nearly every single time he gets a window seat.
“It just seems to me,” Downey said, “that whenever I press the issue of wanting to see the patch from space, or ask to see a satellite photo from these enviro-whackos, pardon my French, I get some cockamamie explanation about how it sits just below the surface or something, and it’s not visible from space. Really? Really? Interesting. Somehow, I just find that hard to swallow.
“I’ve heard all the arguments, and all the talk about the North Pacific Gyre this and the North Pacific Gyre, that, but colorful, animated flow charts don’t show me the damage that all this garbage supposedly does.”
Downey said he’s open to viewing any documentation to prove conclusively that the patch exists, but until he’s shown something that can be independently verified, he thinks environmentalists should focus on “something they can actually fix, like saving panda bears, or dropping old cars and airplanes into the ocean to make new reefs or something. Are all the rain forests saved yet? They win that battle? Maybe they can focus on that again. Maybe save a whale in Alaska. Something.”