Morford on the Bluefin’s Collapse

July 2, 2010

Morford’s got a viciously enlightened piece on Greenberg’s tuna article.

Like the honeybees, like the drowning polar bears, like the fresh water crisis, the end of tuna will be of those epic fails we look back upon in a few years and say, “There. Right there. That was one of the signs.” We don’t get many more.

Prepare to be offended if you’re a republican, but on that point Morford gets it wrong. There’s plenty of blame to go around, and heaps of lefty liberals who are all too happy to look the other way when it comes to thinking about their food choices.

The real heartbreak is that it’s all unfolding right in front of us. Tens of millions of people now know exactly what’s happening, and yet there’s apparently no political mechanism whereby people who give a damn can stop this tragedy.

Perhaps our only hope is for a group to suddenly spring up like Greenpeace did for the whales back in the 1970s, capture the worldwide spotlight, and steer us back from madness. (Via Bay Area Bites.) Link.

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