Recent scientific research confirms the ingestion of synthetic microfibers by deep sea organisms. At a rate and degree of saturation that may soon be irreversible, we are turning global oceans into a toxic plastic soup. The entire study makes for sobering reading; the abstract follows below, together with comments from the lead scientists as reported by phys.org.
A few words from Dr Michelle Taylor of Oxford University’s Department of Zoology, lead author of the study:
Confirming the robust controls places on the assessment of the data, Dr Claire Gwinnett, Associate Professor in Forensic and Crime Science at Staffordshire University, added:
And finally, a summary assessment from Laura Robinson, Professor of Geochemistry in Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences:
No wonder the cowardly “elite” wishes to escape to the furthest ends of the universe; nothing left to contaminate here.