When I was a boy many moons, several suns and quite a few stars ago, fish in the sea seemed truly unlimited. The sea itself was unimaginably vast and the sea life within was even further from countable comprehension.
Now I share this ball in space with seven billion other people. If we could stand on one another’s shoulders, we would reach to the moon and back about 25 times! We are about 500 million tons of human mass! That takes a lot of food. That takes an amount of food incomprehensible to me.
So, back to our original unimaginably vast, limitless sea life. It isn’t nearly so limitless now that the human numbers have ballooned so. In fact, we are well on the path of consuming vast portions of that sea life to sustain ourselves. And still our numbers grow.
This can’t continue forever, you know. I’m beginning to suspect that there may be consequences. Gather your seven kids around the table to discuss it.
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