Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hundred Million Give or Take a Million

In a story about the possibility of marine fish having evolved from freshwater fin fish, the unthinkable is pondered about the end of modern oceans. 

The numbers are as usual: ridiculous.  Just like how people treat the oceans: ridiculously bad. 

"It puts today's problems with overfishing and species loss into context.  The ocean can certainly bounce back but humans may not live to see that day. 

"If we wipe out and eat all the fish in the ocean and modify the environment in the ocean so that it's inhospitable, what these analyses show is it may be
100 million years to recover from that. And that's a fast recovery." 

--  John Wiens, professor of ecology and evolution at Stony Brook University in New York, quoted in Science on MSNBC.

1 comment:

William Evans said...

Makes me think of George Carlin. Save the earth? More like save the humans. The earth will shake humans off like a case of bad fleas.