爱尔兰少年因清除海洋塑料微粒荣获谷歌科学奖

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爱尔兰少年因清除海洋塑料微粒荣获谷歌科学奖

事实:一位名叫菲昂·费雷拉的18岁爱尔兰男子最近在著名的谷歌科学展览会上获得了一等奖,因为他发明了一种从海洋中去除塑料微粒的方法。

反思:这个世界是否已经有了许多问题的解决方案?这个问题是不是超出了寻找解决方案的范围?如果解决方案已经存在,为什么从来没有付诸实施呢?是因为它们中的许多威胁到了公司的利益吗?

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.

当我们想到谷歌的时候,我们首先想到的就是他们对人民和组织进行的极度严格的审查,揭露了政府采取的不道德和不道德的行为。对于任何类型的讨论或信息,无论证据多么可信,他们都会这样做,因为这会威胁到某些政治、金融和/或精英主义议程。说到言论自由和获取信息,我们确实生活在一个奥威尔式的时代,全球政治/金融精英代表着"真理部"例如,FakeNews 监督新闻警卫的目标是让独立媒体对他们的报道负责。由克林顿捐助者和大型制药公司资助,与 CFR 有联系,NewsGuard 似乎有一个有利于主流媒体的明确议程。这就是为什么总统候选人图尔西·盖博德要求谷歌审查她以及其他和平可信地分享威胁公司和政治议程的信息的个人和公司。你可以在这里阅读更多关于这个故事。

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.

我相信上面的信息总是很重要的,无论谷歌什么时候出现在图片中。但是让我们进入正题吧,这个研究涉及到一个18岁的爱尔兰男性,名叫菲昂·费雷拉,他最近在著名的谷歌科学博览会上获得了一等奖,因为他发明了一种从海洋中清除塑料微粒的方法。

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)

塑料微粒是一个巨大的问题,现在塑料微粒污染非常普遍。超过5万亿片塑料,总重量接近269,000吨,漂浮在世界的海洋中,对整个食物链造成破坏。来自美国、法国、智利、澳大利亚和新西兰的科学家们收集的数据显示,海洋中至少存在5.25万亿个塑料微粒,其中大多数是小于5毫米的塑料微粒。(来源)

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.

这个数字来自于2014年公布的数据,现在科学家们说这个数字远不止这些。塑料污染了所有的东西——包括海鲜和海洋中的几乎所有东西。这是一个可悲的现实,当人类有能力取代这些环境破坏和动物杀手产品与可生物降解的物质,例如大麻,但我们选择不这样做。

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.

解决方案是存在的,而且已经存在很多年了。这凸显了一个非常重要的观点——找到解决方案不是问题——问题在于我们现有的阻止解决方案实施的系统。解决方案不是问题,但人类意识是。想象一下,如果那些控制世界资源的富人们真的关心环境,解决方案早就到位了,我们可以在一周内清理掉整个地球。所以,问问你自己,这里到底发生了什么?几十年来,政治家们一直聚集在一起讨论环境灾难和气候危机,但却没有采取任何行动。我们看到的唯一行动就是当某个特定的危机可以带来利润时。

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.

费雷拉在海洋中清除塑料的奇妙装置使用磁铁吸引水中的塑料微粒。据《爱尔兰时报》报道,费雷拉发现一种叫做"铁磁流体"的磁性液体吸引了这些微小的塑料颗粒,并将它们从水中带走。已经进行了数千次测试,他的设备成功地从水样中去除了大约88%的微塑料。

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.

如果这样一个才华横溢的年轻人能够想出这样一个装置,想象一下那些拥有巨大权力和各个领域无限资源的人能想出什么来。

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.

同样,这个解决方案并不是唯一的解决方案。最终的解决方案将是人类完全停止使用塑料。令人费解的是,为什么塑料和其他人类目前产生的有害物质是合法的。

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.

这些微塑料来自各种工业,从美容产品到各种纺织品。它们太小了,无法过滤,所以它们绕过过滤系统,最终大大污染了我们的水道。一旦它们到达河流和海洋,就会被许多海洋动物吸收。它们最终也会出现在人体内。最近的一项研究发现,人类平均每年吃掉超过5万块塑料微粒。据 EcoWatch 报道,对于主要饮用瓶装水的人来说,这个数字急剧上升。

Pretty strange,isn't it?The Takeaway

很奇怪,不是吗?外延

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.

再次强调,提出解决世界问题的方案是很好的,但事实是我们已经有了解决地球上许多问题的方案,只是我们没有实施而已。我们要问自己的一个重要问题是,如果我们有解决办法,为什么没有实施?这个问题的答案引出了许多兔子洞,我们必须共同承认这些兔子洞有助于使我们的世界变得更加美好。

来源:

https://www.collective-evolution.com/2019/08/07/irish-teenager-wins-google-science-award-for-removing-microplastics-from-oceans/

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