BEND OVER AND KISS YOUR ASS GOODBYE
We live under the threat of total devastation and the apocalypse purveyors are quick to describe how we all will demise – except themselves, who are constantly preparing for the great survival.
We have the nuclear apocalypse; the asteroid apocalypse; the global warming apocalypse; the pandemic apocalypse; the zombie apocalypse; and of course the God apocalypse (God so loves the world the He kills everybody – except the chosen few.)
Now, according to MotherJones we need to worry about the Jellyfish Apocalypse. It seems that ocean warming along with overfishing (decreasing the natural predators of jellyfish) has caused a jellyfish population explosion and an expansion of jellyfish range and habitation.
This increase has been startlingly visible throughout the Mediterranean and around
the southern Pacific region. In Australia Sweden
jellyfish blocked the cooling ducts of a nuclear plant caused a shut down and
jellyfish caused a problem at a coal fired plant; and even more appalling
jellyfish have caused the closure of beaches throughout the Mediterranean
resulting in loss of tourist revenue. Israel
It is estimated that world wide there are 150 million people stung by jellyfish each year: 500,000 in the Chesapeake Bay area and over 200,000 off the coast of
There are very few fatalities from jellyfish stings though an encounter can be painful. The box jellyfish found around
and the Philippians is considered deadly and a sting usually results in death
within a few minutes. Australia
Jellyfish population encroachment has not posed a problem in
at this time, but as ocean waters warm …
The solution seems pretty obvious to me: increase predation. Perhaps peanut butter and jelly fish sandwiches.
You have been warned!