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.

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Ludovic wrote on November 3rd, 2006 at 6:52 AM PST:


I have talked about overpopulation before, but it’s news like this that make me to not want to have any children.

If you don’t have the children yourself, someone else will and you’ll miss the fun of being a mother …. What sucks is that while some countries are over producing , they need to freeze that production others are experiencing hunger. Too many things are wasted in Northern countries that could be given/send to southern ones.


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Eugenia wrote on November 3rd, 2006 at 6:59 AM PST:

>If you don’t have the children yourself, someone else will and you’ll miss the fun of being a mother

The same can be said for vegetarians and meat.

Anyways, I would not want to have a child that is not able to find food.


dimosd wrote on November 3rd, 2006 at 9:42 AM PST:

You said it yourself Eugenia in another blog entry, “pan metron ariston” (don’t go to extremes). Math says that you can have a child or two without hurting the planet :-) It’s a big responsibility but IMHO also one of the most fulfilling ones.

The connection between overpopulation and overconsumption seems weak to me. If anything, the largest consuming (rich) countries have a stable or decreasing population nowadays. It’s the underdevelopped (poor) counries that have the largest birth rates. You have families of 10 or more people starving, living on ants and leaves (ok this sounds bad). These are not the people who are emptying the oceans and killing the planet.

It’s the spoiled, Western, self-centered, over-consuming adult brats.


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Eugenia wrote on November 3rd, 2006 at 10:07 AM PST:

There IS a problem of overpopulation in the poor countries and there IS overconsumption in the western countries.

Regarding a child, if *I* have a child or not won’t change anything, but the whole situation makes me not want to have one. It’s not about “helping” Earth by not having a child, it’s about visualizing my child living in a world without food. It’s my child’s fate that scares me.


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