Plastic Planet – The REAL Pollution Crisis
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While George Soros and other sinister elite manipulators fund the pathetic and utterly unscientific “Childrens’ Crusade” against non-existent man-made climate change, the REAL pollution crisis goes virtually unnoticed.
Is this because one of the main effects of micro-plastic pollution is to reduce male fertility – when massive population reduction is a key part of the global elite’s agenda?
The scale of the micro-plastic crisis has been highlighted by a study in the French Pyrenees. In this apparently pristine, remote mountain region, tiny pieces of plastic pollution were found raining down from the sky—raising questions about the global extent of plastic pollution—a first-of-its-kind study has found.
Scientists recorded a daily rate of 365 microplastic particles per square meter falling from the sky in the Pyrenees Mountains in southern France.
“It was incredible how much microplastic was being deposited,” said Deonie Allen, a researcher at EcoLab in the School of Agricultural and Life Sciences in Toulouse, France. There were no obvious sources for the microplastics within 60 miles (100 kilometers), said Allen, the lead author of the study published Monday in Nature Geoscience.
“Microplastic is a new atmospheric pollutant,” Allen said. (Read more about the emerging science of microplastics.)
Microplastics are very small pieces of plastic waste. Their presence in oceans and waterways has received a great deal of scientific and media attention in recent years.
However, only two previous studies have looked for the presence of microplastics in the air. Both were in cities and their results were comparable, says Allen. Microplastics in the air appear to be ubiquitous.
Aware scientists have warned we are creating a “plastic planet”. Some 420 million tons of plastics were produced in 2015, up from just over two million tons in 1950.
Over this 65-year period roughly six billion tons ended up either in landfill or in the natural environment, a 2017 study estimated. Plastic waste that starts out as bottles, packaging, and so on degrades over time to microplastic particles or much smaller nanoparticles.
One study estimated there are 15 to 51 trillion microplastics particles floating on the surface of the oceans. A trillion is one thousand billion. A trillion seconds is nearly 32,000 years.
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