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  1. >The scientists said they were shocked by the sheer number of particles they found: more than 10,000 of them per litre in the Arctic.
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    >It means that even there, people are likely to be breathing in microplastics from the air – though the health implications remain unclear.

    I suppose that’s great. The Shareholders are also breathing in microplastics then!

    ….

  2. The Earth is a self contained biosphere, nothing leaves, nothing comes in, like a fish bowl, though it’s more like a toilet at the moment. And before the negs and critiques launch, it’s a simple analogy for simple folks.

  3. I’ve seen, in a documentary, sulfur particles in the arctic (black specks spread out over ice). The sun heats them up. I imagine plastic will have similar effects. The mega sized waterpark of melted ice left an impression.

    Time travel is not possible, if it technically is it’s not how we imagine it to work

    The issue isn’t our lungs but the irreversible damage done to the one place in the general area we can even exist

    I like to think George Carlin would roast trump out of any position of power

  4. Does anyone have a good, neutral summary of the state of the research on the health/ecological consequences of microplastics? We ingest a lot of micromatter from various sources all the time of course, and I’d be interesting to know where plastics rank on that spectrum.

  5. The majority appeared to be composed of natural materials like plant cellulose and animal fur. But there were also particles of plastic, along with fragments of rubber tyres, varnish, paint and possibly synthetic fibres.

    What percentage was plastic?

  6. So, are these microplastics actual material from some plastic production somewhere or are they the decay products of something else, or are they like, plastic-soot from garbage-to-energy incinerators or hickfires? Windblown from cities and suburbs off of the dryer vents of millions of people?

    Are they intentional, perhaps this is what those NK rockets are doing cruising to high altitudes?

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