GWYNNE DYER INDEPENDENT JOURNALIST
Bangkok Post — 19 MAR 2023.
Two new things on the climate front this week, both bad news. Typhoons used to be like drive-by shootings: one pass, one hit and then gone. Now they’re starting to come back for a second hit.
Typhoon Freddy: it tore west across Madagascar, then into Zimbabwe, made a U-turn back to the warm ocean, revived there, then made a three-quarters turn to the northwest and clobbered Mozambique and Malawi, smashing its way into the record books.
Continue reading Gwynne Dyer: Two More Unpleasant Climate Surprises
[NOTE: I hardly eat fish anymore, though in my old-style Catholic boyhood Fish-on-Friday was a rule. I particularly liked tuna. But tuna (along with a lot of Catholic dogmas) turned out to be toxic, along with a lot of other finned favorites. So I mostly let it pass.
But of course that doesn’t absolve me of complicity in the ongoing world fish fiasco: I’m a longtime cat owner. So I’m pondering these two articles too.]
Sylvia Earle on the Oceans: ‘We are on the brink – a million species may be lost’
Chris Michael in Vancouver — Thu 9 Feb 2023
We are a species that is superb at killing, says veteran oceanographer, who calls for us to stop treating fish like crops and give them the respect they deserve
Seascape: the state of our oceans is supported bytheguardian.org
The renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle has urged a global gathering of marine experts to rein in industrial overfishing that threatens hundreds of species with extinction and to rethink our relationship with the oceans, calling on humanity to “do unto fish as you would have them do unto you”.
Continue reading A Superbowl Alternative (or Prequel): Something Fishy. (Two things, Actually.)