Not only is this a brilliant environmental post– which feeds the environmentalist in me– it is also a wonderful read, and the writer in me is replete. It's about an ex-industrial fisherman's "ecological redemption" and how he turns to climate farming to save the oceans so the oceans can save us. Also fascinating is how blooms of jellyfish (in the trillions) eat up or kick out resident fish populations. This has been attributed to climate change and overfishing. Underscores the point I make (in an old post, jellyfish hours) about these bloody creatures... I loved this: "The sea is a spirit level, a pantry, a playground, a mansion rowdy with life, a majestic reminder of our origins, another kind of body (a body of water), and female because of her monthly tides. But her bones are growing brittle, her brine turning ever more acidic from all the CO2 we’ve slathered into the air and all the fertilizer runoff from our fields."
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After spending years proclaiming that the oncoming asteroid, designated 2004 BL86 by some – and ‘The Great Calamity’ by long-haired, wild-eyed people all across the world – would hit the planet Earth and completely destroy all intelligent life as we know it, save perhaps Cockroaches, and yet leaving Lawyers and fans of Black Veil Brides completely untouched, have been proven wrong today as the asteroid bypasses Earth by such a wide margin; which leaves everyone who ever thought that it might connect generally looking like a bit of a tit. 209 more words
By MEHAR NANGIA
It is time for our generation to realize that the most pressing issue of our generation is the one that we all tend to ignore the most. 432 more words
A giant asteroid flew past the Earth on Monday – the closest any space rock this large comes to us until 2027.
There was no need to panic; it safely passed by about three times the distance of Earth to the moon. 379 more words
Diane Ackerman | The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us | W. W. Norton & Company | September 2014 | 16 minutes (3,877 words) 4,063 more words