Archive for November 2nd, 2006

Seafood faces collapse by 2048

If current trends of overfishing and pollution continue, the populations of just about all seafood face collapse by 2048, a team of ecologists and economists warns in a report in Friday’s issue of the journal Science. “Whether we looked at tide pools or studies over the entire world’s ocean, we saw the same picture emerging. In losing species we lose the productivity and stability of entire ecosystems,” said the lead author Boris Worm of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.”

This is bloody depressing. :(

We are simply too many humans in this small planet. This planet can not sustain billions and billions of humans. I have talked about overpopulation before, but it’s news like this that make me to not want to have any children.

UK becoming ’surveillance society’

“Britain’s privacy watchdog sounded the alarm over growing state and commercial intrusion into people’s lives as a report on Thursday ranked the country alongside Russia and China as “endemic surveillance societies.”

Honestly, I don’t know how I feel about this. From one side I don’t like being watched all the time and on the other side I believe it’s a needed measure for security. I think this is how most people feel too, if we are to take into account the CNN poll where (so far) exactly 50% of the voters are for and 50% are against! Go figure…

I guess, like with most things, finding a balance between all this is the best way to go. As my(?) Greek ancestors said, moderation is best (”?a? µ?t??? ???st??”).