Once upon a time we had Oceans (A) full of fish, that fishermen could row a boat out from the shores and come back full in an hour or two.
Marine mammals roamed the seven seas free from entanglement from discarded nets.
The fish were plump and toxin free and fisheries naturally replenished stocks unharmed.
Humans multiplied as the good Lord Commanded, free from natural enemies to keep populations under control. So we fought each other when millions were killed in two World Wars. A third World War could wipe humans out, reducing pressure on planet earth to provide.
Humans became so successful at multiplying that soon there were billions more mouths to feed, despite birth control.
Agriculture could not keep up with populating growth using horses to plough the fields. The fields could not produce enough food without artificial fertilizers a petroleum by-product, to replace crop rotations and dormant periods.
Diesel powered tractors replaced horses that could not plough fast enough for those billions of mouths and diesel powered combine harvesters speeded up crop harvesting.
Rowing boats were replaced with diesel powered vessels that became huge trawlers, dragging nets that weighed tons to catch enough fish to feed those billions of mouths where agriculture alone would not suffice.
Shops were replaced with supermarkets to supply food to those billions of extra mouths.
To lower food waste and reduce the cost of display, supermarkets introduced plastic packaging as another oil by-product. Food and drinks supplied in disposable protective plastic wrapping stayed fresher longer.
Intensive farming caused our soil to fail, creating deserts in combination with climate change.
The artificial deserts humans created reduced the land area that could be farmed. But there were more mouths to feed every year forcing farmers to increase yields from less area, causing more desertification.
All that cheap disposable packaging was conveniently flushed out to sea to save money on landfill sites that also leaked.
Plastic breaks down with sunlight and waves to smaller particles, increasing surface area to absorb poisonous toxins.
Fish become less appetizing at a time when agriculture is less reliable creating a potential future food shortage, but there will be more mouths to feed.....................
We only have one planet to feed a growing population. There are already millions of starving people in refugee camps around the world.
As the ability of planet earth to produce food reaches saturation point, civil unrest will erupt as malnourishment reaches epidemic proportions.
We are acting as though there is an alternative ocean to save the day: Ocean B
Why is nobody doing anything about ocean pollution ?
Why are politicians so slow to act to curb global warming ??
Should we not be doing something about it ???
that to be now ????
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