Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. A Young Person We Should Honor (Not Named Thunberg)

 
One of the consequences of our narrative-consumed media culture is the glorification of 16-year-old truants who are manipulated and victimized (some say abused) by activist adults. Somehow, such symbolic individuals, with no real knowledge, training or experience make their way onto the cover of magazines. Meanwhile, a 21-year-old student, Reed College senior and budding scientist who has not only stayed in school but has actually done something that could prove meaningful in the global cause to reduce plastic pollution. After all, that which gets rewarded gets repeated.
 
It’s a real issue. The globe produces about 450 million tons of plastic every year, and about 8 million tons of it winds up in our oceans. These plastics last on average 15 years.
 

Morgan Vague is that Reed College student. She discovered a microbe that eats certain forms of PET, a commonly used plastic. This is amazing, but don’t expect any Nobel prizes or a person of the year award, since Morgan doesn’t appear to be getting any attention or support from so-called environmental groups. They seem more interested in the 16-year-old truant who screams at us.

 
Kudos to Morgan and her discovery. May the world take note.
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There are 13 comments.

  1. Dr. Bastiat Member

    Climate activists don’t seek solutions.

    They seek power.

    • #1
    • December 15, 2019, at 6:50 AM PST
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  2. ctlaw Coolidge

    She’s isolated the Andromeda Strain.

    • #2
    • December 15, 2019, at 6:50 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  3. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    German climate skeptic Naomi Seibt. Claims to be 15, but talks like a professor.

    • #3
    • December 15, 2019, at 9:06 AM PST
    • 1 like
  4. Doug Watt Member

    Congrats to Morgan Vague, and she not only deserves kudos for her discovery, she is a rebuke to those climate change activists that refuse to have children.

    • #4
    • December 15, 2019, at 5:48 PM PST
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  5. Arahant Member

    More Morgans, fewer Gretas.

    • #5
    • December 15, 2019, at 7:19 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  6. Henry Castaigne Member

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Climate activists don’t seek solutions.

    They seek power.

    It is my belief that they think that can solve the thing if they have the power. It’s a weird psychological thing. They can’t admit how much they want power so they believe in something that they can use to demand power. 

    • #6
    • December 15, 2019, at 8:45 PM PST
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  7. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    Bucknelldad: The globe produces about 450 tons of plastic every year, and about 8 million tons of it winds up in our oceans.

    What an interesting statistic. So almost 1.8 million percent of the plastic produced in the world winds up in the oceans?

    I know, it’s probably a typo.

    • #7
    • December 16, 2019, at 10:09 AM PST
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  8. Stad Thatcher

    If I’m not mistaken, there are microbes in nature that eat certain plastics too. Perhaps we should go in the direction of only using plastics that can be eaten by microbes in throw-away items and bring plastic straws back to California!

    • #8
    • December 16, 2019, at 10:10 AM PST
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  9. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    Known microbes eat oil too. There are vents on the ocean floor that leak oil all the time, and the oceans are not big oil slicks, so that oil must be going somewhere, right? Yep, eaten by bacteria. Nature thinks of everything. 

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    • December 16, 2019, at 9:30 PM PST
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  10. Bucknelldad Coolidge
    Bucknelldad

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Bucknelldad: The globe produces about 450 tons of plastic every year, and about 8 million tons of it winds up in our oceans.

    What an interesting statistic. So almost 1.8 million percent of the plastic produced in the world winds up in the oceans?

    I know, it’s probably a typo.

    Yes, it was a typo. Thought I’d fixed it. 450 million tons.

    • #10
    • December 17, 2019, at 7:36 AM PST
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  11. Umbra Fractus, cum Insigne Lincoln
    Umbra Fractus, cum Insigne Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Climate activists don’t seek solutions.

    They seek power.

    It is my belief that they think that can solve the thing if they have the power. It’s a weird psychological thing. They can’t admit how much they want power so they believe in something that they can use to demand power.

    They don’t want to fix it.

    If they fixed it, they’d have to find something else to scare people with.

    • #11
    • December 17, 2019, at 10:58 AM PST
    • 4 likes
  12. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Climate activists don’t seek solutions.

    They seek power.

    It is my belief that they think that can solve the thing if they have the power. It’s a weird psychological thing. They can’t admit how much they want power so they believe in something that they can use to demand power.

    You can only solve crises through the proper application of caring enough. People who seek solutions are simply trying to let the guilty go unpunished by making their wickedness irrelevant. 

    Climate Change Deniers are criminals. They must be destroyed or the planet and all life on it will die. 

    • #12
    • December 17, 2019, at 10:55 PM PST
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  13. Stad Thatcher

    Umbra Fractus (View Comment):

    They don’t want to fix it.

    If they fixed it, they’d have to find something else to scare people with.

    Any picture of Greta Thunberg works for me . . .

    • #13
    • December 18, 2019, at 6:56 AM PST
    • 2 likes