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Old September 14th, 2016, 12:08 PM   #11
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Plastic is lighter than water and floats. UV rays from the Sun quickly chop up the polymer making it smaller and smaller until it disappears into the background noise.
No, it doesn't disappear. Though it breaks down in size, down to the millimeter or even molecular range, the plastic's polymerization is not destroyed by UV and weathering.

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The Great Pacific garbage patch has one of the highest levels known of plastic particulate suspended in the upper water column. As a result, it is one of several oceanic regions where researchers have studied the effects and impact of plastic photodegradation in the neustonic layer of water. Unlike organic debris, which biodegrades, the photodegraded plastic disintegrates into ever smaller pieces while remaining a polymer. This process continues down to the molecular level. As the plastic flotsam photodegrades into smaller and smaller pieces, it concentrates in the upper water column. As it disintegrates, the plastic ultimately becomes small enough to be ingested by aquatic organisms that reside near the ocean's surface. In this way, plastic may become concentrated in neuston, thereby entering the food chain.

Some plastics decompose within a year of entering the water, leaching potentially toxic chemicals such as bisphenol A, PCBs, and derivatives of polystyrene.

The process of disintegration means that the plastic particulate in much of the affected region is too small to be seen....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_..._garbage_patch
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Old September 14th, 2016, 12:09 PM   #12
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Using the environment to make government, and the U.N., bigger, that is the lie.

As if CO2 were a pollutant.


You could strap on your CO2 tanks and go scuba diving....
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Only for a few plastics, and it takes a long time.

Plus, more and more it is being learned that nanoparticles are very dangerous.
Especially when you inhale nanoparticles.
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Old September 14th, 2016, 12:43 PM   #14
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Holy crap! We're all doomed, we need to clean up this planet before the asteroid hits, or the Sun swallows the Earth, wouldn't want to give the Sun indigestion.
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Old September 14th, 2016, 12:50 PM   #15
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Holy crap! We're all doomed, we need to clean up this planet before the asteroid hits, or the Sun swallows the Earth, wouldn't want to give the Sun indigestion.
Scream at the darkness rather than go out without a whimper.
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Old September 14th, 2016, 01:13 PM   #16
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Holy crap! We're all doomed, we need to clean up this planet before the asteroid hits, or the Sun swallows the Earth, wouldn't want to give the Sun indigestion.
Well, the sun swallowing the earth will happen, but in a few million years and it is a natural, irreversible process.. Whereas pollution and warming is hurting us now.

Hmmm. I wonder which one we should worry about and try and fix.
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Old September 15th, 2016, 11:49 AM   #17
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Well, the sun swallowing the earth will happen, but in a few million years and it is a natural, irreversible process.. Whereas pollution and warming is hurting us now.

Hmmm. I wonder which one we should worry about and try and fix.
You obviously do not appreciate sarcasm.
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You obviously do not appreciate sarcasm.
Don't give up your day job to hit the comedy circuit.
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Old September 15th, 2016, 12:53 PM   #19
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You could strap on your CO2 tanks and go scuba diving....
i think M Bachman has a line on those products


about 1 min. in

https://youtu.be/IAaDVOd2sRQ

there is no proof that Co2 is harmful

i love this speech
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Old September 15th, 2016, 01:04 PM   #20
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Yeah that has been exposed as another Socialist lie. The environmental radicals is a really good home for Marxists. They get to attack anyone with money and blame them, unless its rich people who are donating to their cause. Those guys get excused for investing in dirty air and water because they are considered part of the "correct" politic.
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