We’re doomed: part 189

  • April 4, 2023
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Or, at least salmon are doomed. From the NY Times (California Salmon Stocks Are Crashing. A Fishing Ban Looks Certain):

This week, officials are expected to shut down all commercial and recreational salmon fishing off California for 2023. Much will be canceled off neighboring Oregon, too.

The reason: An alarming decline of fish stocks linked to the one-two punch of heavily engineered waterways and the supercharged heat and drought that come with climate change. There are new threats in the ocean, too, that are less understood but may be tied to global warming, according to researchers.

The solution to the problem seems simple enough:

Fossil fuel emissions must be addressed, scientists say. …

In a country where an increase in gas prices causes a national apoplexy, sure. 

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