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...
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