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(BBC-US)   The world's oceans could be running out of fish. WHERE IS YOUR COD NOW?   (bbc.com) divider line 91
    More: Scary, primary sector of the economy, Reference Daily Intake, anthropocene, oceans, depletion  
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2012-09-22 03:54:34 AM  
Well done.
 
2012-09-22 03:55:22 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-22 03:55:45 AM  
So? Space isn't running out of fish. No worries, we'll find space fish *just in time*.
 
2012-09-22 03:59:25 AM  
So long ...
 
2012-09-22 03:59:51 AM  
Just yesterday FARK had a video of a shark attacking a fîshîng boat to try to catch some fish I mean the shark was trying to catch some fish from the fishing boat because of overfishing.
 
2012-09-22 03:59:59 AM  
+1
 
2012-09-22 04:01:11 AM  
Bravo.
 
2012-09-22 04:08:55 AM  
FTFA: "Only this week, a report suggested there may be fewer than 100 cod over the age of 13 years in the North Sea between the United Kingdom and Scandinavia."

Honestly, who is really surprised by that one?
 
2012-09-22 04:11:58 AM  
So, keep having lots of children and consume as much as you can as fast as you can, because fark you, that's why.
 
2012-09-22 04:12:02 AM  
As long as there's enough fish for the next 20 years - during my prime - I couldn't give a shiat.

fark tomorrow's generations. I hope they suffer... hahaha
 
2012-09-22 04:12:46 AM  
We need to do a mass execution of humans who eat fish. Problem solved.
 
2012-09-22 04:13:17 AM  
Considering farm raised fish are like... the same damn price (around here), I'd say we'll still be eating fish for quite awhile.
 
2012-09-22 04:13:58 AM  
But I've been told again and again that human beings can't possibly have a noticeable impact on the environment.
 
2012-09-22 04:14:00 AM  
Wonder what kind of an effect this will have on nations like Japan
 
2012-09-22 04:14:09 AM  
Ha ha - we broke the planet!
 
2012-09-22 04:14:30 AM  
I like. +1
 
2012-09-22 04:15:21 AM  
Cod

God
 
2012-09-22 04:19:44 AM  
Who cares? I've decide to solve all the world problems by becoming a Conservative.

Now I can act like an intolerant asshole and shiat where I sleep without consequence. And, if I do enough evil and hurt enough people my God will come and save me from a poisoned planet.
 
2012-09-22 04:25:17 AM  
Mackerel Fishing

/nsfw lyrics i guess
 
2012-09-22 04:27:25 AM  
Something will fill the void.
Nature works that way.

Not sure what though.
 
2012-09-22 04:29:51 AM  

Resident Muslim: Something will fill the void.
Nature works that way.

Not sure what though.


Soylent Green
 
2012-09-22 04:31:58 AM  

nmemkha: Who cares? I've decide to solve all the world problems by becoming a Conservative.

Now I can act like an intolerant asshole and shiat where I sleep without consequence. And, if I do enough evil and hurt enough people my God will come and save me from a poisoned planet.


I'm going to become a liberal and fly around the world in my private jet, staying in my various 10,000 square foot mansions, while giving lectures about the importance of conservation.
 
2012-09-22 04:33:09 AM  
Without fish, just think of all the room the oceans will have open for industrial development. I say we eat every last fish, and then strip mine the ocean floor!
 
2012-09-22 04:33:42 AM  
because obama.
 
2012-09-22 04:34:59 AM  

Gelatinous: But I've been told again and again that human beings can't possibly have a noticeable impact on the environment.


Sell that to the breeder cows in India, China and Indonesia.
 
2012-09-22 04:36:04 AM  

zarberg: Soylent Green


Now with more girls!

/+2 geek points for the first person who gets the reference
 
2012-09-22 04:39:01 AM  
I'm going to stay a centrist so I can continue to snort in disgust, point and laugh or roll my eyes at both the cons and the libs.
 
2012-09-22 04:40:56 AM  

DrPainMD: nmemkha: Who cares? I've decide to solve all the world problems by becoming a Conservative.

Now I can act like an intolerant asshole and shiat where I sleep without consequence. And, if I do enough evil and hurt enough people my God will come and save me from a poisoned planet.

I'm going to become a liberal and fly around the world in my private jet, staying in my various 10,000 square foot mansions, while giving lectures about the importance of conservation.


So the hypocrisy of some somehow justifies it? Shoot the messenger? How about admit we all have problem that is worth more than your fantasy castles of green paper.
 
2012-09-22 04:44:45 AM  

Resident Muslim: Something will fill the void.
Nature works that way.

Not sure what though.


Last year there were reports of jellyfish the size of parachutes drifting off of New Jersey.

/Void never looked so good.
 
2012-09-22 04:48:00 AM  

Coelacanth: Resident Muslim: Something will fill the void.
Nature works that way.

Not sure what though.

Last year there were reports of jellyfish the size of parachutes drifting off of New Jersey.

/Void never looked so good.


I've never realized the relationship between your username and some of your opinions.

This confirms many.
 
2012-09-22 05:04:48 AM  

BigBooper: Without fish, just think of all the room the oceans will have open for industrial development. I say we eat every last fish, and then strip mine the ocean floor!


Well, if that industrial activity is fish farming we might actually reduce the pressure on wild stocks at the same time.
 
2012-09-22 05:08:51 AM  
Coelacanth:

www.johnnywander.com

/Hottish
 
2012-09-22 05:19:17 AM  

Atomic Spunk: We need to do a mass execution of humans who eat fish. Problem solved.


Can ya give me time to quit? I'll do it today. Then we'll waste 'em all!
 
2012-09-22 05:27:31 AM  
The future is farked beyond repair what is the point of anything anymore???
 
2012-09-22 05:46:52 AM  
Another 'actual honest to goodness environmental problem, being caused humans, that should get more attention but won't' in favor of the horse manure that is global war.. er "climate change".
 
2012-09-22 06:13:18 AM  
so, if there are so less fish in the waters, how come we keep catching more and more? it's like anything else, farm out the natural resources and introduce the man created (or altered) species for food production instead....then whine later about how they destroyed the natural habitat of the other species, try to re-introduce said species, then biatch about the re-introduced species preying on your precious 20 lb breasted chicken that has twelve tumors in its rectum.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/2012/09/19/seafood-catch-reach e s-year-high/HY4wBDBlNUCu5MweIFoIfM/story.html
 
2012-09-22 06:20:48 AM  

zarberg: Resident Muslim: Something will fill the void.
Nature works that way.

Not sure what though.

Soylent Green


I said nature, not humans!

;)
 
2012-09-22 06:23:06 AM  

Coelacanth: Resident Muslim: Something will fill the void.
Nature works that way.

Not sure what though.

Last year there were reports of jellyfish the size of parachutes drifting off of New Jersey.

/Void never looked so good.


Well...uhm...I was hoping for something more edible.

Eels, shrimps, crabs...etc
No, jellyfish wasn't on that last.
 
2012-09-22 07:14:33 AM  
Summon Bigger Fish!
 
2012-09-22 07:20:15 AM  
Welcome to the nineties?

/I believe the headline is "ran out of fish".
/Even if they put strict limits in now, many species are doomed.
/Save the planet, eat a cow.
 
2012-09-22 07:40:27 AM  
Here, kitty, kitty, kitty.
 
2012-09-22 07:47:21 AM  
good one Smitty.
 
2012-09-22 07:56:09 AM  
Our species legacy will be that we're just a mass extinction event like the asteroid that took out the dinosaurs. Within the next ten thousand years our greed will have condemned us to the annals of history.

But even if we tried, we couldn't eradicate all life on Earth. A million years from now life on this planet will be chugging along quite nicely without us.
 
2012-09-22 08:09:09 AM  

mc_madness: As long as there's enough fish for the next 20 years - during my prime - I couldn't give a shiat.

fark tomorrow's generations. I hope they suffer... hahaha


Unfortunately, that is the short-sighted attitude of Governments (I want VOTES, dammit, the future's not my problem) and big business (My shareholders and I want continued growth and profit NOW, Who cares about future generations; I'll be filthy stinking rich when I retire, so I don't care).

The world is run by a bunch of greedy, egotistical spoiled brats. Left or right, doesn't matter. The lust for power and riches will be our undoing.
 
2012-09-22 08:39:03 AM  

Trapper439: Our species legacy will be that we're just a mass extinction event like the asteroid that took out the dinosaurs. Within the next ten thousand years our greed will have condemned us to the annals of history.

But even if we tried, we couldn't eradicate all life on Earth. A million years from now life on this planet will be chugging along quite nicely without us.


want some cheese with that whine?
 
2012-09-22 08:40:17 AM  
the BBC is now all doom and gloom. I wish they would predict their own demise.
 
2012-09-22 08:44:27 AM  
someone needs to start torpedoing Japanese fishing fleets that go more than 800 miles off-shore.
 
2012-09-22 09:02:18 AM  
We'll just have to move to getting all our fish from non-wild sources. Too bad about the environment, though.
 
2012-09-22 09:07:07 AM  
Yeah, overkilling of various species and large amounts of deforestation won`t have an effect on the climate, it`s your SUV...

SquiggsIN: I, for one, think a Day the Earth stood still-style cleansing might be the best thing for the planet.


I want to know why, in the latest film, the nano-destruct-stuff didn`t just remove all humans and human constructions to leave a sort of garden of eden. It`s not the fault of animals that people are shiat. It just seemed too much `wipe the planet back to rock` (or `nuke it from orbit, it`s the only way to be sure`) for ethical aliens...
 
2012-09-22 09:07:50 AM  

SquiggsIN: Trapper439: Our species legacy will be that we're just a mass extinction event like the asteroid that took out the dinosaurs. Within the next ten thousand years our greed will have condemned us to the annals of history.

But even if we tried, we couldn't eradicate all life on Earth. A million years from now life on this planet will be chugging along quite nicely without us.

I think you're spot on here. I don't think we're past the point of no return though. We put a species to extinction every week, most of which we don't even know ever existed.

I, for one, think a Day the Earth stood still-style cleansing might be the best thing for the planet.

It seems a lot of humans think their all-knowing deity is going to protect us from destroying our home. Maybe we should try taking responsibility for ourselves for a change?


There are milions of species that go extinct all on their own.
The vast majority of species that ever lived on this planet have died without human influence.

What's driving the anthropocene isn't religion, it's just every day greed. Money dictates how we reap from the seas instead of farm, and money will make us invent excesses even if there wasn't a God to blame it on.

Personally, I think we also live at a moment of unique opportunity.
The problem with earth is that it doesn't preserve life on its own. It doesn't give a damn and simply exists at a balance of happenstance.
Humans care, and humans can choose to preserve life or extend it to other worlds. There could also be money in that preservation, with the right adjustment to our laws.

Without an intelligent species to do the work, all life will eventually die.
We can change that, if we choose to do so.
 
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