Tuesday, 3 September 2013
The Age of Ignorance
Disturbing and beyond sad that young people largely do not even begin to comprehend what we are destroying for ever:
"Recent analyses of the history of fishing off the California coast, as seen through interviews with three generations of fishermen, produced startling findings. The youngest group (age 15-30) had no idea that it was once common to fish right off the coast. They didn’t view the coastal zone as being overfished because, they said, there were no fish in this zone."
"The oldest group (age 55 and above) could recall eleven species that had disappeared from today’s far offshore fishing ground, whereas the group between age 31 and 54 could recall seven, and the youngest group only two. Sixty years ago the oldest group could recall catching 25 goliath groupers per day, but by the 1960s the number had plunged to eleven, and then to only one a day in the 1990s. Tragically, only ten percent of the youngest group believed that stocks of the grouper had disappeared because they didn’t think they were ever there to begin with."
From Brent Blackwelder. Read more at the Daly News blog from the Centre for Advancement of the Steady State Economy.
(Before it's too late!)
Posted by between-the-lines at 16:00