Ending Overfishing
Progress in the Battle Greens Should Be Fighting
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  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    “This is a battle greens should fight, and it’s one they can win. More of this, please.”

    This is a complete misunderstanding of the environmentalists, they don’t want to be successful, as being successful means all the funding, grants, and donations vanish, and they all have to go find new jobs. Every time the environmentalists are successful, like with CFC’s and holes in the ozone, or endangered species no longer endangered, you can see them scrambling for a new urgent issue to milk. This is how the whole “Global Warming” hoax came about, no matter that none of the computer models are predictive, or that data had to be manipulated to “hide the decline” in temperatures. Success is a death knell for the environmentalists.

  • TommyTwo

    “This is a battle greens should fight, and it’s one they can win”

    How not to win: I skimmed a “health article” a few weeks ago that purported to educate me as to what kinds of seafood were good for me. Eight of the ten commandments were of the form: “Thou shalt not eat this kind of seafood for should thou and all thy bretheren eat two tons of it a week, it shall surely die out. Thou shalt instead eat such-and-such an alternative, unless it be GMO, in which case thou shalt most assuredly die a horrible death for eating this abomination unto the Lord.” Since I read this article online, I couldn’t even use it to wrap my fish. (I am using “fish” as a euphemism for dolphin steaks.)

  • gabrielsyme

    Stopping overfishing is best understood as an attempt to see what can be salvaged from the wreckage of the marine environment rather than a means of preventing environmental destruction. The damage, by and large, is done.

    What remains to be seen is to what extent the natural environment will recover. I believe that eventually the environment will restore itself to the status quo post ante, but it will be slow work given the more-or-less stable suboptimal equilibria points many ecosystems seem to be caught in.

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