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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:20 AM

Rising wealth of Asians straining world fish stock

Associated Press 3 mins 37 secs ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) U.N. marine experts say rising wealth in Asia and fishing subsidies are among factors driving overexploitation of the world's fish resources, while fish habitat is being destroyed by pollution and climate change.

U.N. experts warned in a report Tuesday that up to 32 percent of the world's fish stocks are overexploited, depleted or recovering. Up to half of the world's mangrove forests and a fifth of coral reefs that are fish spawning grounds have been destroyed.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:09 PM

1. This type of article fills me with despair

So many facets of our biosphere are being destroyed and when you put it all together it is overwhelming

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:40 PM

2. At least we're finally looking at it as an issue of national policy...

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:14 PM

3. Bye-bye tuna!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:43 PM

4. I've posted before that my father often says that Asia will consure all life in the oceans.

 

I will have to send him this article.

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Response to Snake Alchemist (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:22 AM

5. If all Chinese who wanted one had a car, world oil reserves would last appx. 5 years...

None of this is sustainable...

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:32 PM

6. A few years ago, I had thought about advocating a U.N. enforced ban on auto ownership in China......

....although now I realize that wouldn't work too well.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:46 PM

7. Not because of overpopulation in those countries, huh?

Keep the masses poor and overpopulated, sounds like a great plan for the future.

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