Further Destruction of Our Oceans

Despite overwhelming evidence of harm, humanity continues to push our oceans to the brink. The latest injustices: The Supreme Court decided to lift two restrictions on the Navy’s use of sonar in training exercises off the California coast, despite the fact that “the noise is earsplitting — as loud as 2,000 jet engines, according to environmental groups — to acoustically sensitive whales and other marine mammals”; Mark Bittman writes in the New York Times that “if current fishing practices continue, the world’s major commercial stocks will collapse by 2048“; and for more on the overfishing of our oceans, check out our DC Issue, where STOP SMILING contributor and seafood sustainability advocate Barton Seaver writes about the affects of our rabid consumption on the Chesapeake Bay and beyond. The depths to which we sink…