Oceans running out of fish
Posted May 19, 2010on:
Reference: Ocean’s fish could disappear, Bangkok Post, May 19, 2010
A UN report called “The Green Economy” says that our oceans are running out of fish (Ocean’s fish could disappear, Bangkok Post, May 19, 2010) and that environmental upheaval, ecological destruction around the planet, over-fishing, over-population, and government subsidies to the fishing industry are to blame.
This scare is not new. It was used at least twice before, first in 1977 (“Sea’s riches running out”) and again in 1994 (“Oceans running out of fish”). However scary the 2010 version of this story may be, with the reader left to contemplate oceans devoid of fish, it is comforting to note in retrospect that the catastrophic forecasts in prior scares about oceans running out of fish turned out to be wrong.
It appears that calamity scientists are running out of ideas having lost their grip on both the ozone hole scare and the global warming scare and now find themselves fishing for calamities.
Cha-am Jamal, Thailand