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Nov. 5th, 2006 09:15 am (UTC)
Are you taking me? Excellent! :)

Quit teasin', woman!
Nov. 5th, 2006 09:17 am (UTC)
Also, did you ever see An Inconvenient Truth? It's quite interesting as well as informative, and it's presented in such a great way.
Nov. 5th, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
The ocean is so pretty! I'd love to go scuba diving. =D
Nov. 5th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
Wow. I knew that overfishing had created a severe problem in the oceanic ecosystem, but I didn't know that there had been a recent study to show just how bad it was. Thanks for finding that article. May I credit you and re-post it?
Nov. 6th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
Of course. =D
Nov. 5th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
Yes, I saw a story about that report in my local paper - pretty scary stuff.

The thing I've found about a lot of the more dire environmental predictions, though, is that even though they're generally based on very sound science, humanity has a weird talent for being able to change our ways just enough to avoid total disaster. Never enough to actually stop wreaking massive havoc upon ecosystems around the world, but just enough to stave off the worst results and basically pull our collective asses out the fire at the last minute.

Unfortunately, this usually leads to people then sneering at said predictions and saying "Ha! The world didn't end, so clearly these environmentalists don't really know what they're talking about..." Instead of saying something more sensible like "Wow, that was a near miss. Maybe we need to clean up our act a little so we don't cut it so close next time."

I'm sure that one of these days we'll cut it a little too close with one of these things, and the predicted disaster will happen - hell, it already has in some localized situations, like New Orleans, but it may take a disaster on a larger geographic scale to really wake people up. I hope it doesn't require that, but I'm not sure what else will shake us out of our collective complacency...
Nov. 5th, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
Must... be there... now...
:) :)
Nov. 5th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
Eeep! I didn't realize it was a link... I was just commenting on the beautiful ocean and how I want to be scubaing right now.
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