Pictures (Then vs Now) - The Earth is Dying

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by OddTrader, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. Nowadays:

    [​IMG] Accumulation of microplastics in a beach hopper after 72 hours’ exposure. Louise Tossetto et al, Author provided

    [​IMG]Over 280 marine species and 50 species of seabirds have been shown to ingest microplastics. MPCA PHOTOS/FLICKR 9CC BY-NC 2.0)

    [​IMG] Waste plastics near Dakar … by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

    [​IMG] Zooplankton are shown to have ingested tiny particles of plastic. CREDIT: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

    [​IMG] Cole, Matthew, et al. “Microplastic ingestion by zooplankton.” Environmental science & technology 47.12 (2013): 6646-6655.

    [​IMG] Microplastics moving in the food chain.From: Ivar do Sul, J. A., & Costa, M. F. (2014). The present and future of microplastic pollution in the marine environment. Environmental Pollution, 185, 352-364. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.10.036

    [​IMG] Plastic microbeads in personal care products were banned in 2015. (Credit: MPCA Photos/CC BY-NC 2.0)

    Scientists have now positively identified microplastics in a considerable percentage of wild zooplankton, showing for the first time this phenomenon is more than a scary theory but rather is undeniably a very serious real-world concern. What this finding tells us is that every animal up the food chain are eating toxic plastics too. Corals, fish, whales, birds, bears, and yes, ultimately humans too.

    And then there's also the issue of microplastics in our aquariums ... Sealed

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    #22     Sep 13, 2017
  3. Humpy


    IF only the world's leaders would stop wasting such huge amounts of money on weapons and spend it on cleaning up the planet.
    #23     Sep 13, 2017
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    * Who is spending the most on weapons? | World Economic Forum - Cached
    11 Apr 2016 ... Global military spending has increased in real terms for the first time since the US began withdrawing troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.[/size][/quote]


    #24     Sep 13, 2017
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  5. First the scientists invented plastic, then the same scientist caught plankton on camera eating the same plastic.

    Scientists are the worst evil on earth.Should be hanged by the balls for their inventions.
    #25     Sep 13, 2017
  6. Humpy


  7. #27     Sep 13, 2017

  8. This is more true than you know. Every bad thing that is happening in the world right now, science is party/mostly to blame. There would be no climate change if it weren't for scientists inventing cars and power plants and other harmful things for the environment. There would be no gun deaths in the world if scientists hadn't invented guns and gunpowder.

    Scientists make a mess of this planet and then expect us non-scientists to pay for and clean it up.
    #28     Sep 13, 2017
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    Houseboats sit in the drought lowered waters of Oroville Lake in 2014. Photo: AP

    Water courses over the Oroville Dam spillway in an event last month that led to the evacuation of 180,000 people from their homes. Photo: Los Angeles Times

    #29     Sep 13, 2017
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    Here’s what Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the United States, looked like in August 2015, during the height of California’s raging five-year drought:

    Here’s what the same dam looks like on Monday, February 13:

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