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July 12th, 2008:

The scariest headline?

Is it just me, or is this the scariest possible news story?

“[…] we were profoundly shocked to read that zooplankton abundance has declined by about 73% since 1960 and about 50% since 1990. This is a biodiversity disaster of enormous proportions.”

The comment is based on data from DEFRA’s Marine Programme Plan, see the graph on page 9.

It puts a 20% drop in the markets into perspective…