In this sentence, "How could we have fouled such a huge area?",
Does "how could" mean as "Why have we fouled..."? (like "how could I have missed that?") OR Does "how could" mean as "How did we foul..."? (like "tell me how to swim")
a yacht racing captain sailed a rarelly traversed area of the North Pacific Ocean through a sea of plastic considered to be about twice the size of Texas.Every time I came on deck,there was trash floating by. How could we have fouled such a huge area?