The last gen­er­a­tion of an­glers?

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - News & Views -

AF­TER Sir David At­ten­bor­ough’s re­cent pointed warn­ing that cli­mate change has left the col­lapse of civil­i­sa­tion and the nat­u­ral world “on the hori­zon”, Amer­i­can mag­a­zine Hatch Mag put the sit­u­a­tion into a stark fish­ing con­text, by ask­ing in a re­cent ar­ti­cle if the last-ever gen­er­a­tion of trout an­glers might be wan­der­ing around in nap­pies to­day. Blam­ing the im­pend­ing calamity on “wil­ful po­lit­i­cal and on-the-ground in ac­tion on cli­mate change ,” it looked ahead to an age where food pro­duc­tion was a chal­lenge and hunger for mil­lions a real­ity. Some way down the peck­ing or­der of calamity, but rel­e­vant none­the­less, the ar­ti­cle said swathes of trout habi­tats are threat­ened by cli­mate change, ac­cord­ing to sci­en­tific data. On a mildly pos­i­tive note, Chris Hunt, the ar­ti­cle’s au­thor and dig­i­tal di­rec­tor for con­ser­va­tion group Trout Un­lim­ited, said that work be­ing done by many in the fish­eries world is at least help­ing cap­ture car­bon and make trout wa­ter more im­per­vi­ous to a warm­ing world, but that so much more re­mains to be done.

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