plastic pollution to double by 2030
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2019-03-15 21:48:48 UTC
Demand-side economics:

Rate of plastic pollution will double by 2030 as report calls for end to ...
ABC News, 04 Mar 2019
On average, we each use 53 kilograms of plastic a year and generate a
collective total of more than 300 mn tonnes of plastic waste.

Elsewhere Coca-Cola has revealed for the first time it produces 3 Mt of
plastic waste pa.

The plastic bottles used by bottled water uses the equivalent of 17 mn
bbl of oil pa.

Upcoming events:
18 Mar 2019 Global SOTC NOAA
08 Apr 2019 2019Q1 $bn disasters NOAA

Copernicus EU @CopernicusEU 15 Mar 2019 13:53Z
Tropical Cyclone IDAI made landfall on 14 March at 23.30 UTC close to Beira
City in Mozambique. Heavy rainfall, strong winds (above 150 km/h) and storm
surge (estimated at 2.5m height) affected the region Our @CopernicusEMS has
been activated and 1st maps expected today #EMSR348 pic.twitter.com/VT0NY59kr4

AccuWeather @breakingweather 15 Mar 2019 14:22Z
Damage reports are mounting in central Mozambique, where Idai made landfall
as an intense tropical cyclone on Thu night, local time. This image of
Idai was taken Thu, just prior to when it slammed into central Mozambique:
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NWS @NWS 15 Mar 2019 14:31Z
Major to historic river flooding will continue into the weekend for many
points throughout the Missouri and Mississippi River basins. Anyone with
interests along impacted rivers should monitor closely/take action. water.
weather.gov for the latest forecast river levels. pic.twitter.com/wBZmwiEkJh

Amplify Refugees @migrantslives 15 Mar 2019 14:51Z
Tropical Cyclone Idai displaces 1.5 mn across Mozambique and Malawi, as
UN ramps up response news.un.org/feed/view/en/s# #Refugees

Trump says 'there should be no Mueller report'
Politico, 15 Mar 2019 15:07Z

Few treatment guidelines for heart disease are based on rigorous study
phys.org/Cardiology, 15 Mar 2019 15:36Z
Less than 10% of the treatment recommendations US doctors rely on
to manage care for heart patients are based on evidence gained from multiple
large, randomized clinical trials-the gold standard for obtaining scientific ...

AccuWeather @breakingweather 15 Mar 2019 16:21Z
Tornadoes ripped across 4 states amid a severe weather outbreak on
Thu, leaving a trail of damage in their wake:
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Mike Hudema @MikeHudema 15 Mar 2019 17:05Z
AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE. Thousands out in #Madrid. Young people are rising
in 2052 places in 123 countries on every continents. We must #ActOnClimate.
There is no time to waste. #climatestrike #klimaatstaking #FriForFutures
#GreenNewDeal @GretaThunberg via @efeverde pic.twitter.com/0wri4VK7HR

Eric Holthaus @EricHolthaus 15 Mar 2019 17:20Z
There's got to be at least 1,000 people here in St Paul MN. The atmosphere
of the crowd is electric. #climatestrike pic.twitter.com/vQuV3JpO3x

Nations set to agree 'significant' plastic cuts
phys.org, 15 Mar 2019
Nations on Fri were expected to commit to "significantly reduce"
single-use plastics over the next decade, in a series of voluntary pledges
that green groups warned fell short of tackling Earth's pollution crisis.

As climate continues to warm, study finds several barriers to northward tree
phys.org, 15 Mar 2019
Extensive land development, invasive species and too many deer may make it
difficult for tree migration to keep pace with climate change in the
Northeast, according to newly published research.

Ford to slash over 5,000 German jobs in European overhaul
phys.org, 15 Mar 2019
Ford on Fri said it planned to cut "more than 5,000" jobs in Germany as
part of a major restructuring to boost profitability at the US car giant's
European operations.

Study examines how herbicide adds to phosphorus levels in soil and waterways
phys.org, 15 Mar 2019
New research from McGill University reveals an overlooked impact that the
widely used herbicide glyphosate may be having on the environment.

We're living in a double reality, and our kids can see through it
ABC/The Conversation, 15 Mar 2019 19:03Z
Student protesters hope to change climate policy. In the process they are
also changing their role in society, writes Blanche Verlie.

Winning the war against Australia's 'worst pest'
ABC Kimberley, 15 Mar 2019 19:02Z
Rubber vine chokes Australia's outback landscapes, but smart technology is
helping to fight it.

The Chinese mothers that must pay a 'fine' so their children legally exist
ABC News, 15 Mar 2019 19:03Z
Phoebe and Sarah stand out from the other kids in Shenzhen's central park.
Xiao Chen doesn't like answering questions: being a lesbian mother in a
country where her children are seen as illegitimate is not something she
likes to discuss with strangers.

There's a growing push to give nature legal rights, but what would that mean?
ABC Science, 15 Mar 2019 19:07Z
Researchers argue that giving nature human rights could help ward off an
impending 'planetary catastrophe'. But others say we aren't enforcing the
laws we already have.

IEA Warns Of Looming Oil Market Deficit
OilPrice.com, 15 Mar 2019 15:40Z
The IEA has said that it sees production outages from Iran and Venezuela
driving the global oil market into a shortage in the second quarter.

US oil retreats from 2019 high on soaring production
CNBC, 14 Mar 2019
US crude futures briefly hit a 2019 high on Fri but later retreated
along with benchmark Brent oil as worries about the global economy and
robust US ...

Exxon Delays $1.9 Billion Project in Canada Amid Oil-Sands Woes
Yahoo Finance, 15 Mar 2019 15:37Z
(Bloomberg). Exxon Mobil Corp. is delaying a C$2.6 bn ($1.9 bn)
oil-sands project in Canada by at least a year as the nation's energy
industry grapples ...
2019-03-16 00:18:59 UTC
Post by M***@kymhorsell.com
On average, we each use 53 kilograms of plastic a year
That's right, dumbass bogan... we USE the plastic. We don't "POLLUTE"...
that's the low-life's problem(s). Responsible people either discard or

The dregs of societies are the polluters... you know... those who would
vote for a liberal candidate, JUST so they can get their free shit, THEN
throw it out their jalopy's windows?
Post by M***@kymhorsell.com
and generate a collective total of more than 300 mn tonnes of plastic
It's not "waste" if it's responsibly discarded. "We" could generate a
BILLION tonnes of plastic, but until China and all the other MAJOR
polluters start recycling more...

How plastic waste is managed, determines its risk of entering the ocean.
mismanaged waste (and ocean inputs) are therefore low.

Poor waste management across many middle and low-income countries, meaning
THEY dominate the sources of global ocean plastic pollution.

This makes the improvement of waste management systems across the world
critical to addressing plastic pollution.

Overall, approximately 80 percent of ocean plastics come from land-based
sources, and 20 percent from marine. But, in particular regions, marine
sources can dominate, i.e., Pacific rim countries.

Ah, so.

More than half of plastics in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) come
from fishing nets, ropes and lines. (Americans? Nope.)

It's also important to note that plastic is a unique material with many
benefits: it's cheap, versatile, lightweight, and resistant. This makes it
a valuable material for many functions.

It can also provide environmental benefits through certain supply chains:
it plays a critical role in maintaining food quality, safety and
preventing waste.

The trade-offs between plastics and substitutes (or complete bans) are
"It's all about money in the end. Keeping the Gravy Train running."