Thursday, November 09, 2006

Fisheries collapse, etc.

I have asked my friend how many people would die, from today until 2086. Yup, how many? Any idea?

I told him, if the stem cells research would not proved to be successful in the coming years, then probably 90% of the current more than 6 billion people all over the world would die by 2086. That's a fact, and that's normal given that average lifespan nowadays is around 80 years. Imagine, 90% of all the Chinese today would be dead by 2086, hehehe. But so are the Americans, the Europeans, and the Asian, and Africans etc. All the money stashed in banks, you're house now, and you're lands would be owned by somebody else - by that time. Di ba?

But this is not the issue of my post.

My post today is supposed to answer the question, how much would a kilo of galungong would be in 2086? Would there still be galungong around?

From the news Philstar:

Warming threat to earth's seas, marine life endangers mankind: study

NAIROBI (AFP) - Urgent and resolute measures must be taken to arrest rising global temperatures that increasingly threaten the delicate balance of marine ecosystems and human lives, scientists warned Thursday.

In a study released on the sidelines of a key UN climate conference in the Kenyan capital, they said climatic changes had sparked rapid rises in sea levels, temperatures and acidity that pose severe dangers to humanity.

"Human activities are unleashing processes of change in the oceans that are without precedent in the past several million years," said the study "The Future of Oceans -- Warming Up, Rising High, Turning Sour."

In another news:

World Fisheries Risk Collapse by 2048, Scientists Say

Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) -- World fisheries risk collapsing completely by 2048 if humans continue to erode species diversity by causing regional extinctions, scientists said in a study. The rate at which ocean fisheries collapse, or fall below 10 percent of the maximum recorded annual catch, has accelerated over time, the scientists led by Boris Worm of Canada's Dalhousie University said today in a study in the journal Science. By 2003, 29 percent of species were below that threshold, they said.

``If the long-term trend continues, all fish and seafood species are projected to collapse within my lifetime -- by 2048,'' Worm said in an accompanying statement. ``It is a very clear trend, and it is accelerating.''

Any idea how much would a kilo of galunggong be in 2086? hehehe.