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2020-08-22 9:57:46 PM  
Oh come on, it was like five years ago and I cleaned the mirror after your mother pointed it out. Jesus Christ get over it.
 
2020-08-22 10:08:04 PM  
This study brought to you by The Foundation of Stuff that Treehuggers Pull Out Of Their Ass.
 
2020-08-22 10:13:43 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: This study brought to you by The Foundation of Stuff that Treehuggers Pull Out Of Their Ass.


Just like the "ozone asshole", which suddenly got itself plugged on its own, despite them Treehuggers telling us scary stories about skin cancer and shiat, right?
 
2020-08-23 1:31:55 AM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: This study brought to you by The Foundation of Stuff that Treehuggers Pull Out Of Their Ass.


I look forward to your wit when the oceans are fished dry in our lifetime.
 
2020-08-23 10:40:10 AM  

pup.socket: AAAAGGGGHHHH: This study brought to you by The Foundation of Stuff that Treehuggers Pull Out Of Their Ass.

Just like the "ozone asshole", which suddenly got itself plugged on its own, despite them Treehuggers telling us scary stories about skin cancer and shiat, right?


go outside and look at your AC compressor.  Find the little plate that has the specifications... chances are, it calls for R410A or Puron (the trade name) instead of Freon.  Pop the hood of your car, and the AC system will require R-134a.

Much like lead levels dropping in children's blood, the ozone hole didn't just close on its own.  We cut down on pollutant releases that caused it.

Of course, that was before the GOP made shutting where you eat a virtue to be signaled to your fellow ignorami.
 
2020-08-23 10:40:37 AM  
*shiatting. You'd think autocorrect would know me by now.
 
2020-08-23 10:47:00 AM  

Izunbacol: didn't just close on its own.


You don't say.jpg
 
2020-08-23 10:52:19 AM  

pup.socket: Izunbacol: didn't just close on its own.

You don't say.jpg


Poe's law is in full effect for 2020.
 
2020-08-23 3:29:34 PM  

Drearyx: AAAAGGGGHHHH: This study brought to you by The Foundation of Stuff that Treehuggers Pull Out Of Their Ass.

I look forward to your wit when the oceans are fished dry in our lifetime.


Been hearing that since the 70's. Yet, the cod still flows.
 
2020-08-23 4:32:30 PM  

Izunbacol: pup.socket: Izunbacol: didn't just close on its own.

You don't say.jpg

Poe's law is in full effect for 2020.


Dude's a flat earther.
 
2020-08-23 4:46:19 PM  

Drearyx: AAAAGGGGHHHH: This study brought to you by The Foundation of Stuff that Treehuggers Pull Out Of Their Ass.

I look forward to your wit when the oceans are fished dry in our lifetime.


For most of the renewable resources that we're in danger of "running dry", circumstances, diminishing returns and social pressure will prevent us from driving species to actual extinction.  Fossil fuels running dry (or to impractical availability) may be a *good* thing for our own species in the long run, forcing us to improve tech and behaviors to utilize solar power more directly.  Examples: utilizing more protein from plants than from meat, fusing elements to tailor-make useful hydrocarbons, rather than waiting a few million years for bio-geological processes.

Now some resource depletions - like whole rainforest regions - may wind up putting an awful kink in both climate and weather patterns if allowed to happen.  Those kind of depletions will be painful to us as a species.  But at our current level of overwhelming Earth by sheer numbers of us, we're not likely to go extinct ourselves, beyond nuclear holocaust or giant asteroid strike.  But yeah, some generations down the line are gonna be hurting for comfort even more than some of us do now.
 
2020-08-23 11:14:24 PM  

Nexzus: Izunbacol: pup.socket: Izunbacol: didn't just close on its own.

You don't say.jpg

Poe's law is in full effect for 2020.

Dude's a flat earther.


I'm a flat Spacer, dummy.
 
2020-08-23 11:18:27 PM  

Drearyx: AAAAGGGGHHHH: This study brought to you by The Foundation of Stuff that Treehuggers Pull Out Of Their Ass.

I look forward to your wit when the oceans are fished dry in our lifetime.


The fisheries off New England collapsed in 1995. They are still dead.  Lobsters (homerus americanus), are becoming scarce from Rhode Island and south, creeping up towards Maine.
China has sent its fishing fleets to the Galápagos Islands, their wildlife will be decimated.  Even in the famous Tokyo fish markets several species have become scarce.
Humans don't manage common resources like fish.
 
2020-08-24 1:32:22 AM  

pup.socket: Nexzus: Izunbacol: pup.socket: Izunbacol: didn't just close on its own.

You don't say.jpg

Poe's law is in full effect for 2020.

Dude's a flat earther.

I'm a flat Spacer, dummy.


I'm a twisted space-time sister, baby.
 
2020-08-24 1:48:37 AM  

Northern: Drearyx: AAAAGGGGHHHH: This study brought to you by The Foundation of Stuff that Treehuggers Pull Out Of Their Ass.

I look forward to your wit when the oceans are fished dry in our lifetime.

The fisheries off New England collapsed in 1995. They are still dead.  Lobsters (homerus americanus), are becoming scarce from Rhode Island and south, creeping up towards Maine.
China has sent its fishing fleets to the Galápagos Islands, their wildlife will be decimated.  Even in the famous Tokyo fish markets several species have become scarce.
Humans don't manage common resources like fish.


Bio-engineering is the key.  One part of that need is increasing the production efficiency of food sources in general.  But huge part of my assertion is that I assume we refuse to give up traditional "foods" and flavors.

For example, I've heard a lot of Farkers say they've got no use for tofu on their palette. So let's examine that position in the context of overfishing and resource depletion.  Most of us will agree that for nutrition, production of soy beans into tofu is a more efficiency and less impactful (to other species of life) means of getting dietary protein.  But we don't like its taste or texture.

Heck, if I were Emperor of the world, I'd just say "No fish unless its sustainably farmed, otherwise tofu."  Likewise with beef, but that and eating other large herbivores are probably just right out.  So through bio-engineering perhaps we can develop plant based foods that taste and tongue more like fish or beef.  There *are* people working on some aspects of that right now, actually, but most of those products currently available fail to excite and cost more than the thing they are to replace.

The extra cost could level out if consumption and production were higher for those alternative foods, but when will we all *like* them enough for that to happen?  The majority of us eat meat because we like to - and many of us get very defensive when challenged about it.  Even those who don't get angry may not agree to tofu all around.
 
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