There was an Asian lad who had achieved something similar...unfortunately I can't remember the details but he came up with an invention with significant practical application for the preservation of the environment. Same as this girl here.
But yeah, let's just ignore the kids who are studying and working hard, trying to find solutions and who are the innovators of the future. Let's worship some silly little girl who cries and shouts at the UN and is being manipulated by her foul Marxist parents. Make her into some kind of postmodern Jesus. Reward those who do nothing but shout and whine. That's the 2020s way.
Sorry. /endrant. I didn't mean to bang on that much but it fucks me off, and I'm pretty sure I'm not alone.
TIME publication named teen climate actor, Greta Thunberg, their “Person of the Year.” Their decision left many people scratching their heads, wondering what the teenager from Sweden has actually done to deserve so much recognition from the media while overlooking young women like Morgan Vague, who actually made a scientific discovery last year that could be one of the most significant contributions to our planet in recent history.
In July 2018, The Independent reported about Morgan Vague, a biology student at Reed College in Oregon, who may have found a solution to one of the most urgent environmental crises in the world. She discovered a breeding bacteria that can “eat” plastic and break it down into by-products that are harmless.
One of the most common plastics is PET or polyethylene terephthalate. It is used in bottles, clothing, and food packaging. This type of plastic takes hundreds of years to break down, and it causes damage to the environment. According to Vague, “Humans produce 300 million tons of new plastic each year — yet, despite our best efforts, less than 10 percent of it ends up being recycled. Is there a better way to deal with all this waste?”