Irish Teenager Wins Google Science Award for Removing Microplastics From Oceans
An 18-year-old Irish male by the name of Fionn Ferreira recently won the first place prize at the famous Google Science Fair for inventing a method to remove microplastics from the ocean.
Does the world already have solutions for many of its problems? Is the problem something else that goes beyond finding solutions? If the solutions existed, why are they never implemented? Is it because many of them threaten corporate interests? The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Google is the extreme amounts of censorship they’ve placed on the people and organizations exposing unethical and immoral actions taken by the government.
They also do this for any type of discussion or information, no matter how credible the evidence, that threatens certain political, financial and/or elitist agendas. We are truly living in an Orwellian period when it comes to freedom of speech and access to information, with the global political/financial elite representing the ‘ministry of truth.’ FakeNews watchdog NewsGuard, for example, aims to hold independent media accountable for their stories. Funded by Clinton donors and big pharma, with ties to the CFR, NewsGuard seems to have a clear agenda in favour of mainstream media. This is exactly why Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard is calling out Google for censoring her as well as other people and companies who are peacefully and credibly sharing information that threatens corporate and political agendas. You can read more about that story here. I believe that the information above is always important to mention whenever Google is brought into the picture. But let’s get into the topic at hand, it involved an 18-year-old Irish male by the name of Fionn Ferreira, who recently won the first place prize at the famous Google Science Fair for inventing a method to remove microplastics from the ocean. Microplastics are a huge problem, and microplastic contamination is now extremely widespread. More than five trillion pieces of plastic, collectively weighing nearly 269,000 tonnes, are floating in the world’s oceans, causing damage throughout the food chain. Data collected by scientists from the US, France, Chile, Australia and New Zealand suggests a minimum of 5.25tn plastic particles in the oceans, most of them being microplastics measuring less than 5mm. (source) That number is from data that was published in 2014, and now scientists are saying it’s much more. Plastic has contaminated everything–including seafood and practically everything in the ocean. It’s a sad reality when humans have the ability to replace these environment-destroying and animal-killing products with biodegradable substances like hemp, for example, yet we choose not to. Solutions exist, and they have been accessible for a number of years. This highlights a very important point–that finding a solution is not the problem–it’s the systems we have in place that prevent solutions from being implemented that are the problem. Solutions aren’t an issue, but human consciousness is. Just imagine, if the incredibly wealthy people who control the world’s resources actually cared about the environment, solutions would already be in place and we could clean up the entire planet in a week. So, ask yourself, what’s really going on here? Politicians have been gathering for decades to discuss environmental disasters and climate crisis, but have failed to take any action.
The only action we see is when a profit can be made from a particular crisis. Ferreira’s contraption for removing plastics in the ocean uses magnets to attract microplastics from water. According to the Irish Times, Ferreira found that a magnetic liquid called “ferrofluid” attracted the tiny plastic particles and removed them from the water. Thousands of tests have been conducted, and his device successfully removed approximately 88 percent of the microplastics from water samples. If a brilliant young mind like this can come up with such a device, just imagine what those who hold tremendous amounts of power and access to unlimited resources in all fields could come up with. Again, this solution isn’t the only solution.
The ultimate solution would be for humanity to stop using plastic altogether. It’s a head scratcher as to why plastics, and other harmful substances that humans currently produce, are legal.
These microplastics come from a variety of industries, from beauty products all the way to various textiles.
They are too small to filter, so they bypass filtration systems and end up polluting our waterways big time. Once they reach rivers and oceans, they are ingested by a number of marine animals.
They’re also ending up in humans. A recent study found that humans eat, on average, over 50,000 pieces of microplastics every year. That number skyrockets up for people who mainly drink bottled water, as EcoWatch reported. Again, it’s great to present solutions to the world’s problems, but the fact remains that we already have the solutions to solve so many of the Earth’s problems, we just don’t implement them. An important question to ask ourselves is, if we have the solutions, why are they not being implemented? The answer to that question leads down multiple rabbit holes that we must collectively acknowledge to help make our world a better place. In this free guide, you can learn how to make your house safe from EMFs and 5G. EMFs are linked to a number of different health issues and improvements in things like sleep can be seen rather quickly with proper EMF protection.
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