grasshopper effect
 n.— «These highly stable compounds can last for years or decades beforebreaking down. They circulate globally through a process known as the”grasshopper effect.” POPs released in one part of the world can, through arepeated (and often seasonal) process of evaporation, deposit, evaporation,deposit, be transported through the atmosphere to regions far away from theoriginal source.» —“Startech Environmental Receives Downpayment for New Plasma Converter Facility China” Earthtimes.org Nov. 2, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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