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Here comes another global disaster!

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Posted By: Magnante, 6/8/2019 5:03:06 AM

Scientists thought it was bad, but it's even worse than they imagined. Now it's a potential catastrophe that will affect all our lives — unless we take action now. Otherwise, life on Earth will be irreparably harmed. I'm not talking about global warming. I'm talking about global warming part II: microplastics! (snip) this has a familiar odor. The microplastic scare has all the earmarks of the global warming scare. Its effects are hidden to all but experts. Its chief culprits are elsewhere — centered, in this case, in the Philippines and southeast Asia generally

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Reply 1 - Posted by: cat2 6/8/2019 5:45:16 AM (No. 93196)
In my little town in the U.S., a gathering advocating the banning of plastic bags opened with a young Asian guy making a presentation that all the true believers in the room had already seen a dozen times -- the swirling mass of garbage in the ocean. Never mind, just never mind, that the United States does not wholesale dump its garbage in the ocean. Sure, some slob leaves a plastic bottle on the beach, but that whirlpool of garbage comes from Asian countries which do use the ocean as their dumping grounds. So why was this guy preaching to we goodie goodie two shoes in a small New England town? I got up and walked out, disgusted with the new enviro religion and the non-critical thinking in my once intelligent country, and with my neighbors.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: HerbVA 6/8/2019 6:48:43 AM (No. 93241)
The key question, unanswered in the article, is who funded this study? Answer that, and you’ll know the plan.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: franq 6/8/2019 6:57:08 AM (No. 93250)
I heard a radio preacher espousing Global Warming yesterday. Sad.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: F15 Gork 6/8/2019 7:26:04 AM (No. 93289)
I don’t have time for micro plastics. AOC tells me I should still be terrified by my garbage disposal......and maybe the fact plants grow in dirt.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: red1066 6/8/2019 9:42:56 AM (No. 93442)
That huge plastic island in the Pacific is from China, and from the earthquake in Japan in 2011. Look at the You Tube videos of those waves hitting the coast of Japan after the earthquake, and the amount of debris that was swept out to sea as the water receded.
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