Just watched a video on Alex Mortons website about the spread of drug resistant sea lice in the Nootka Sound.
This is a goddamned tragedy and I'm ashamed of the Canadian authorities for allowing this to go on unchecked. Call me a hippiedippie idealist, but I've never seen how our societies can wage such obviously harmful impacts on wild ecosystems for short term financial gain. Our worship of of short term profit, corporate growth is nauseating and all but ensures a continued erosion of our quality of life here on earth.
The manifest destiny, imperial notion of conquering nature has failed us mightily and in spreading our market economy ideals around the world we've managed to make thoughless consumers our of most of the planets human occupants. All enslaved by our fixation on economic growth and spinning the cogs of this system of commerce which we made up. Meanwhile we are raping the planets ecosystems at record breaking pace, outstripping the ability of our planet to support life as we know it, and there is literally ZERO political will to do a damn thing about it.
We literally invented money, markets, societies, etc. Meanwhile the incredible natural gifts, the legacy of millions of years of evolution, is wiped out in single foul swoops of industrial expansion. The future of wild salmon hangs in a fragile balance and is literally in our hands and too many of us are simply resigned to their decline.