Deeply Wasted

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.

ABSTRACT

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A few words from Dr Michelle Taylor of Oxford University’s Department of Zoology, lead author of the study:

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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:

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And finally, a summary assessment from Laura Robinson, Professor of Geochemistry in Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences:

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No wonder the cowardly “elite” wishes to escape to the furthest ends of the universe; nothing left to contaminate here.


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