DAILYKENN.com -- Seattle authorities are picking low-bearing fruit in the fruitless effort to save us from the falling sky of man-made climate change (formerly global warming).
The city is banning plastic straws. I feel much safer.
Actually, man-made climate change theory is man made.
Meanwhile, real science has revealed that 90 percent of plastic pollutants can be found in ten rivers; none of which are in Seattle or anywhere near it. They are all in Africa and Asia.
From Independent.co.uk ▼
The Lonely Whale Foundation, an environmental conservation group which launched the “Strawless in Seattle” initiative, recommends using alternatives to single-use plastic food items, including glass, bamboo, paper, metal, silicone and steel.
Seattle is not the only city placing importance on environmental conservation, however.
Large cities like New York and San Francisco are considering similar bans, while the UK is set to become the first nation banning single-use plastic straws.
A shocking study has revealed 90 per cent of the world's plastic waste comes from just 10 rivers in Asia and Africa.
As governments around the world rush to address the global problem of plastic pollution in the oceans, researchers have now pinpointed the river systems that carry the majority of it out to sea.
About five trillion pounds is floating in the sea, and targeting the major sources - such as the Yangtze and the Ganges - could almost halve it, scientists claim.
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