Author: Thomas Hochwarter, Zenger News

Microplastics may significantly intensify global warming, according to a new study.Scientists from different German research institutions – including the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel – have found that up to 27.5 million tons of microplastics are being transported thousands of miles all over the world by ocean air, snow, sea spray, and fog each year.Their new overview study reveals that wind can transport these particles great distances – and it has the ability to do so much faster than water can. Microplastics can travel from their point of origin to the most remote corners of the planet…

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