February 21, 2006

So Much for Oceans

At long, long last it's done. We just published our most recent issue on oceans up on the Mother Jones site, and I'd encourage everyone to give it a look. It isn't the sexiest topic around, perhaps, but it's pretty damn important. If you have time for only one article, read Julia Whitty's cover story, "The Fate of the Ocean," which argues that we've pretty much trashed our seas, which are rapidly approaching the point of no return: "Science now recognizes that the ocean is not just a pretty vista or a distant horizon but the vital circulatory, respiratory, and reproductive organs of our planet, and that these biological systems are suffering." Fun times for planet Earth.
-- Brad Plumer 8:53 PM || ||