overexploitation

Around 90-100 million tons of fish are pulled from the oceans each year. The 2013 State of the Ocean Report from the IPSO stated, “Not only are we already experiencing severe declines in many species, to the point of commercial extinction in some cases, and an unparalleled rate of regional extinctions of habitat types … we now face losing marine species and entire marine ecosystems, such as coral reefs, within a single generation. Unless action is taken now, the consequences of our activities are at a high risk of causing – through the combined effects of climate change, overexploitation, pollution and habitat loss – the next globally significant extinction event in the ocean.”
If the oceans die, we all die.
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New Data Just Revealed Something Horrifying About Our Water Shortage

Rising global populations and a growing reliance on already depleted groundwater are brewing a perfect storm for a major global water supply shortage, the United Nations warned last week.

According to the annual World Water Development Report released Friday, about 20 percent of the world’s groundwater supplies––water that we collect from beneath the Earth’s surface––are “overexploited.” But that problem, the report says, will only get worse by 2050, when the global population is expected to reach more than 9 billion, driving demand for water up by more than half. On a shorter timeline, if meaningful changes to how we manage water resources are not enacted soon, the world could be facing a “40 percent global water deficit” within 15 years––left with only 60 percent of what it actually needs.

Read more at attn.com