New Research Connects Plastic with Climate Change

photo: by Olivier Poirion for BBC

“One of the great tragedies of modern society is that we have politicians cherry-picking science in the interests of their own social, cultural, political and religious belief systems, and that’s the beginning of the end of an informed democracy…If your belief is not based in objective truth then maybe you should not be creating legislation based on it.” That’s Neil deGrasse Tyson on climate change. This is how plastic is connected.

The photo is of Sarah-Jeanne Royer further connecting plastic and climate change with new research showing that polyethylene, a fracking byproduct, emits methane, a greenhouse gas, when exposed to the sun—specifically when it becomes trash in the ocean.

How much more evidence do we need?



  1. Plastic is causing more problems and damage to the planet and where we can make a change I think we should. The more research that can be done will help us make the change and give us clear information on what is really going on. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Plastics bags is not good for nature & our environment.

  3. A plastic bag is very very harmful to the environment which really should get replaced by something which is eco-friendly. Because plastic is affecting very badly to the globe.

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