“You see, but you do not observe.”

“You see, but you do not observe.”

Sherlock Holmes, from “A Scandal in Bohemia“, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1892

 

 

 

 

It’s March, 2018, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime. Since that statement directly refutes our State Religion, which holds that “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying, Crushed by the Virus-Like Burden of Mankind“, I’ve appended multiple recent news accounts below to support it.

Highlights from those articles include:

Ukraine’s seafood exports increased 39% year-over-year in 2016.

Norway reached its highest-ever seafood export volume in 2017, a year-over-year increase of 24%

India reached its highest-ever seafood export volume in 2017, a year-over-year increase of 20%.

Vietnam reached it’s highest-ever seafood export volume in 2017, a year-over-year increase of 17%.

Iran’s seafood export volume increased 23% year-over-year in 2017.

Chile’s seafood export volume increased 18% year over year in 2017.

The Netherlands’ seafood exports increased 18% year over year in 2017.

Pakistan’s seafood export volume increased 17.64% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2017.

I shared one of these statistics with my wife this morning, who replied “well, you know that, when population increases in one place, it’s decreasing in another.”

She’s been conditioned – not consciously, but subconsciously. And she’s a very intelligent, with-it person. I have a feeling if I showed her the entire list, above, she’d get the gist pretty quick.

I put the list together so there would be a list. It’s harder to explain things away when they’re listed serially, like that.

I read an article today about a gigantic penguin colony, which the article claimed was “just discovered by a satellite.” It implies those multitudes of penguins were there all the time, it’s just everyone missed it up until now. It’s a cover story for penguins going places where they hadn’t been seen, previously. Like a Manatee in Delaware was said to be “lost“. And a gigantic gathering of walruses a couple of years ago was explained away as “walruses packing together because there’s nowhere else to go because all the ice melted.”

These sorts of infantile excuses aren’t going to hold up for much longer, as the wider phenomenon continues to increase in speed and magnitude.

Actually, as I told my wife about the booming and the burgeoning, I said “it’s like you can see here, now, all around you.” And she replied “like the doormouse out in front of our house.”

We went out the door a week or so ago, and there was a perfect little doormouse out in the snow, eating bird seed from under our feeder. It was beautiful, and perfect, and so healthy, and I’ve never seen one like it in my life, nor had she. Big ears, totally cute. We live in the middle of Pittsburgh, by the way.

We both recognized it as significant. Because Nature is booming and burgeoning like we haven’t seen in our lifetimes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 3, 2017 – Maine Fishermen Set Lobster Record for Seventh Straight Year 

 

June 7, 2017 – India’s Seafood Export at all-time High in 2016-17 :MPEDA – PIB

Riding on a robust demand for its frozen shrimp and frozen fish in international markets, India exported 11,34,948 MT of seafood worth an all time high of US$ 5.78 billion (Rs 37, 870.90 crore) in 2016-17 as against 9,45,892 tons and 4.69 billion dollars a year earlier,

(You may have noticed that they gave you the numbers, but carefully hedged by omitting the percentage increase between them, as providing it would be much more  impactful and go badly off-message re: Poor Mother Gaia dying, and all. So I had to do the math. It’s a 20% increase, to the highest level in history. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins. – ed)

 

July 18, 2017 – Maine’s lobster business is booming despite record catches – CNBC.com

As a results of some calculated bets, Maine’s lobster business has seen a surge in demand.

Lobster overload sends industry scouting for global consumers.

(As if they’re having trouble selling them – ed)

 

October 12, 2017 – Maine lobster catch on track to hit lowest value this decade …

Maine’s 2017 lobster harvest is on pace to hit its lowest value this decade, due to an unfavorable combination of a dwindling catch and falling prices..

(The catch isn’t “dwindling”, it’s at the highest level in recorded history. Which is driving down price, because prices drop either when demand drops, or supply increases, or both. – ed)

 

August 31, 2017. Lobstermen plagued by low catch, low prices. Cold spring may be culprit in volume drop.

(How’s a cold spring possible in the hottest year in the history of planet Earth? – ed)

 

October 26, 2017 – Pakistan – Seafood exports increase by 17.64 percent in first quarter | Business …

The exports of fish and fish preparations increased by 17.64 percent during the first quarter of the current fiscal year compared to the corresponding period of last year.

 

December 16, 2-17 – Seafood Exports Increase, but Reach Only Half of the Target | Jakarta …

 

December 30, 2017 – Netherlands – Agro, forestry, seafood exports up | Nieuwsbericht | Agroberichten

The export of major agricultural products was estimated at $18.96 billion, a year-on-year growth of 15.7 per cent and that of seafood at $8.32 billion, 18 per cent higher than last year. The export value of forestry products in 2017 was estimated at $7.97 billion, an increase of 9.2 per cent year-on-year.

(won’t mention a word about the volume of the increases – only the value. That’s a consistent tactic in the global news blackout surrounding this forbidden subject – ed)

 

January 3, 2018 – Vietnam gains record in seafood export value in 2017 – News …

Vietnam gained its highest ever seafood export value of 8.32 billion USD in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 18 percent,

(Working overtime, they say “Vietnam gains record”, so you can’t read “Vietnam sets record.” – ed)

 

Jan 8, 2018 – Norway exported 838000 tonnes of pelagic fish worth NOK 7.7 billion in 2017. This is an increase in volume of 24 per cent and a decrease in value of 1 per cent from 2016.

 

January 24, 2018 – Iran Seafood Exports Rise 37 Percent | Financial Tribune

More than 82,450 tons of different kinds of seafood worth $283 million were exported from Iran in the nine months to Dec. 21, 2017, registering a 23% and 37% growth in weight and value respectively compared with the similar period of last year.

 

February 21, 2018 – Chile’s seafood exports grew 19.6 percent in value in 2017

(Headline won’t mention a word about the volume of the increases – only the value. That’s a consistent tactic in the global news blackout surrounding this forbidden subject. They “bury” the volume numbers below – ed)

Chile’s Sub-Secretary of Fishing and Aquaculture (Subpesca) reported exports for the year totaling USD 5.68 billion (EUR 4.61 billion), a 19.6 percent increase over its exports in 2016, and 16 percent higher than the average of 2012-16.

(Nope, still just value – ed)

According to the Subpesca report of preliminary harvest and export figures for 2017, the total harvest for the seafood sector totaled 1.15 million tons, an 18 percent increase over 2016. Of this amount, Atlantic salmon contributed the largest share, representing 50.6 percent of the harvest, followed by mussels (29.3 percent) and coho salmon (11.7 percent).

(Ah, an 18% increase in volume, buried down in the second paragraph. Note the 50% increase in Atlantic salmon volume. – ed)

Chile’s production of Atlantic salmon also showed gains. The total harvest for the resource reached 582,000 tons in 2017, a 15.2 percent increase over 2016. Coho salmon also gained 35 percent year-over-year, to total 134,000 tons in 2017.

In value, Atlantic salmon fetched USD 3.12 billion (EUR 2.53 billion), a 17.5 percent increase in value compared to the previous year.

When considering only fish, Chile’s harvest reached 791,000 tons, a 16.9 percent increase over 2016, although down five percent compared to the average of 2014 and 2015. Farmed fish represent 68.7 percent of Chile’s total fish production in 2017.

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