Timeframes and humanity

2006-11-09

in Daily updates, The environment

Building in London, near Marble Arch

Ever since word starting really spreading about the fish paper, many people have been sending me all kinds of information about fisheries. I have been receiving newspaper articles, scientific papers, government reports, letters, photographs, and all sorts of personal commentary. I can’t deal with it all, but that isn’t the issue. The problem is not a surfeit of information, but a lack of will. People – the number of people living in the world now – need mechanisms for dealing with one another. In essence, they need mechanisms for dealing with a quantity of people out of all keeping with the history of any sort of monkey, much less human beings.

The kind of logic that is required is profoundly non-obvious, because it relates to a scale of experience that we have only been exposed to recently, when it comes to the span of biological time.

Hopefully, we will prove able to adapt.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous November 10, 2006 at 1:26 am

Have you considered working for CSIS?

Access to secret data. Prestige…

Milan November 10, 2006 at 11:39 am

No, I haven’t. While it might be interesting, it really isn’t the sort of work I am looking for.

Milan November 25, 2006 at 2:40 pm

Ban on ‘brutal’ fishing blocked

United Nations negotiations on fisheries have ended without a global ban on trawling methods which destroy coral reefs and fish nurseries.

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