Says some claims are preposterous

In the April 11 issue of the newspaper, a story regarding the city’s ban on plastic straws ended with the quote: “If human behaviors don’t change by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean by volume than fish.”
Where did this figure come from? Was it a scientific study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, or was it a statement from an unscientific organization? Broad statements without a source are not credible.
In regard to far-off predictions, in the early 1970s Time magazine said we w...

Thank you for supporting your local Acorn! You need to be a digital subscriber to view the rest of this content. Please Login or Subscribe Now!