Dumped tires are seen piled in a wooded area near Elloree, S.C. on Nov. 17, 2011. The tires started piling up on some county land in South Carolina, little by little, growing to a mound of about a million tires covering several acres of land. Officials say a $400 littering fine is hardly enough to deal with the problem.
That’s … not even remotely as bad as I thought is would be. “Visible from space” implies “visible to the naked eye from space,” not “visible if you look at it with Google Earth.” It’s still indicative of the horrendous amount of waste we create, though - and it’s a great breeding ground for mosquitos.