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[–]Dragusha 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

Could the massive uptick in plastics be responsible for this? The widespread use of plastics will have massive implications for our biosphere

[–]muad_dib[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

It is entirely possible, though it would probably be the chemical byproducts and not the actual plastics. More likely is the accumulation of all the industrial and agricultural chemicals in the ecosystem. Couple that with temperature fluctuation and habitat loss and you will start to get a clearer picture of why it is happening

[–]Node 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

The fundamental cause is too many humans. The details of whether it's from the burning of forests or the exhaust from fossil fuels is incidental.