Delaware's Fisheries Section celebrat...

Delaware's Fisheries Section celebrates a century of conservation, 50 years of resource management

There are 14 comments on the State of Delaware story from Dec 16, 2011, titled Delaware's Fisheries Section celebrates a century of conservation, 50 years of resource management. In it, State of Delaware reports that:

In 1911, when the first members of Delaware's new Game and Fish Commission were appointed by the Governor and the state's first game warden was hired, commercial watermen were harvesting oysters under sail, the general public fished for meals, and state officials were just beginning to consider fisheries conservation a priority.

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Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#1 Dec 20, 2011
“In short, twenty centuries of ‘progress’ have brought the average citizen a vote, a national anthem, a Ford, a bank account, and a high opinion of himself, but not the capacity to live in high density without befouling and denuding his environment, nor a conviction that such capacity, rather than such density, is the true test of whether he is civilized. The practice of game management may be one of the means of developing a culture which will meet this test.”-Aldo Leopold

We have reached the limits of economic growth. We must now make a choice between the quality of life things that we cherish like individual freedom and open wild spaces or more state control and management to squeeze out the last dregs of profit .'Stranded assets' are the penultimate question of our modern capitalist times. A Manifesto for Sustainable Capitalism
In the immediate aftermath of World War II, when the United States was preparing its visionary plan for nurturing democratic capitalism abroad, Gen. Omar ...
online.wsj.com/article/SB..."Identify and incorporate risk from stranded assets. "Stranded assets" are those whose value would dramatically change, either positively or negatively, when large externalities are taken into account—for example, by attributing a reasonable price to carbon or water. So long as their true value is ignored, stranded assets have the potential to trigger significant reductions in the long-term value of not just particular companies but entire sectors. " The battle over building the Keystone XL pipeline is such an example of " stranded assets" Do we build the Keystone XL pipeline and reap the short-term gains of a few thousand temporary jobs , but risk the greater long term losses by destabilizing our atmospheric balance past the breaking point.
PHD

Houston, TX

#2 Dec 21, 2011
frontporchreacti onary
"Stranded assets" are those whose value would dramatically change, either positively or negatively, when large externalities are taken into account—for example, by attributing a reasonable price to carbon or water. So long as their true value is ignored, stranded assets have the potential to trigger significant reductions in the long-term value of not just particular companies but entire sectors. " The battle over building the Keystone XL pipeline is such an example of " stranded assets" Do we build the Keystone XL pipeline and reap the short-term gains of a few thousand temporary jobs , but risk the greater long term losses by destabilizing our atmospheric balance past the breaking point.

Good point and sadly true.

“Come Home America!”

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Claymont, Delaware 19809

#3 Dec 21, 2011
@PHD, I'd very much like to hear your position in fuller detail on the 'stranded asset' issue and especially on the battle today over control of the economy between big Wall Street capitalism and Main Street market economies all across this great land republic of ours in American cities, towns, farmlands ,and prairie wilderness from 'sea to shining sea'.

Since: Nov 11

Wilmington

#4 Dec 21, 2011
PHD wrote:
frontporchreacti onary
"Stranded assets" are those whose value would dramatically change, either positively or negatively, when large externalities are taken into account—for example, by attributing a reasonable price to carbon or water. So long as their true value is ignored, stranded assets have the potential to trigger significant reductions in the long-term value of not just particular companies but entire sectors. " The battle over building the Keystone XL pipeline is such an example of " stranded assets" Do we build the Keystone XL pipeline and reap the short-term gains of a few thousand temporary jobs , but risk the greater long term losses by destabilizing our atmospheric balance past the breaking point.
Good point and sadly true.
WOW! I have no words, are you a fiction writer?

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Claymont, Delaware 19809

#5 Dec 21, 2011
@exitde, "In the immediate aftermath of World War II, when the United States was preparing its visionary plan for nurturing democratic capitalism abroad, Gen. Omar Bradley said, "It is time to steer by the stars, and not by the lights of each passing ship." Today, more than 60 years later, that means abandoning short-term economic thinking for "sustainable capitalism."

We are once again facing one of those rare turning points in history when dangerous challenges and limitless opportunities cry out for clear, long-term thinking. The disruptive threats now facing the planet are extraordinary: climate change, water scarcity, poverty, disease, growing income inequality, urbanization, massive economic volatility and more. Businesses cannot be asked to do the job of governments, but companies and investors will ultimately mobilize most of the capital needed to overcome the unprecedented challenges we now face.

Before the crisis and since, we and others have called for a more responsible form of capitalism, what we call sustainable capitalism: a framework that seeks to maximize long-term economic value by reforming markets to address real needs while integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics throughout the decision-making process.

Such sustainable capitalism applies to the entire investment value chain—from entrepreneurial ventures to large public companies, seed-capital providers to institutional investors, employees to CEOs, activists to policy makers. It transcends borders, industries, asset classes and stakeholders. "

@exitde,"WOW! I have no words, are you a fiction writer? " I minored in economics at the University of Delaware. What about you?
PHD

Houston, TX

#8 Dec 22, 2011
frontporchreactionary wrote:
@PHD, I'd very much like to hear your position in fuller detail on the 'stranded asset' issue and especially on the battle today over control of the economy between big Wall Street capitalism and Main Street market economies all across this great land republic of ours in American cities, towns, farmlands ,and prairie wilderness from 'sea to shining sea'.
The truth is china controls our economy. We borrowed a few billion from them so we can loan them billons to stabilize their economy.
PHD

Houston, TX

#9 Dec 22, 2011
exitde wrote:
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WOW! I have no words, are you a fiction writer?
It would only be fiction to someone that walks around with blinders on. No surprise that you’re lost for words. The real frightens you
.

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Claymont, Delaware 19809

#10 Dec 22, 2011
I believe that our grandparents and parents knew more about valuing nature and their surroundings rather than as we do in coveting those things. Our parents lived in a more immediate, local, social relationship to others including nature. We need to rediscover that immediacy of living together in a limited living interconnected system.

Pavan Sukhdev: Put a value on nature!| Video on TED.com
TED Talks Every day, we use materials from the earth without thinking, for free. But what if we had to pay for their true value: would it make us more careful about ...
www.ted.com/talks/pavan_sukhdev_what_s_the_pr... . "Every day, we use materials from the earth without thinking, for free. But what if we had to pay for their true value: would it make us more careful about what we use and what we waste? Think of Pavan Sukhdev as nature's banker -- assessing the value of the Earth's assets. Eye-opening charts will make you think differently about the cost of air, water, trees ..."

Since: Nov 11

Wilmington

#11 Dec 22, 2011
{but risk the greater long term losses by destabilizing our atmospheric balance past the breaking point}
Care to clarify that statement with some sort of fact or two, define atmospheric balance as it applies to a pipeline.
Pike Creek 19808

Wallingford, PA

#12 Dec 22, 2011
exitde wrote:
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WOW! I have no words, are you a fiction writer?
Do you even understand what he wrote???Pikecreek 19808

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Claymont, Delaware 19809

#13 Dec 22, 2011
@exitde, "define atmospheric balance as it applies to a pipeline." Global Warming | Union of Concerned Scientists
... it’s important to understand the ways global warming ... oil, and gas to generate ... What does the science say about global warming and what are the connections between ...
ucsusa.org/global_warming "The Earth is warming and human activity is the primary cause. Climate disruptions put our food and water supply at risk, endanger our health, jeopardize our national security, and threaten other basic human needs. Some impacts—such as record high temperatures, melting glaciers, and severe flooding and droughts—are already becoming increasingly common across the country and around the world. So far, our national leaders are failing to act quickly to reduce heat-trapping emissions.

However, there is much we can do to protect the health and economic well-being of current and future generations from the consequences of the heat-trapping emissions caused when we burn coal, oil, and gas to generate electricity, drive our cars, and fuel our businesses. "

Since: Nov 11

Wilmington

#14 Dec 22, 2011
frontporchreactionary wrote:
@exitde, "define atmospheric balance as it applies to a pipeline." Global Warming | Union of Concerned Scientists
... it’s important to understand the ways global warming ... oil, and gas to generate ... What does the science say about global warming and what are the connections between ...
ucsusa.org/global_warming "The Earth is warming and human activity is the primary cause. Climate disruptions put our food and water supply at risk, endanger our health, jeopardize our national security, and threaten other basic human needs. Some impacts—such as record high temperatures, melting glaciers, and severe flooding and droughts—are already becoming increasingly common across the country and around the world. So far, our national leaders are failing to act quickly to reduce heat-trapping emissions.
However, there is much we can do to protect the health and economic well-being of current and future generations from the consequences of the heat-trapping emissions caused when we burn coal, oil, and gas to generate electricity, drive our cars, and fuel our businesses. "
Cooling / Warming is a cycle with the earth, care to explain the previous cycles? Now remember, no fossil fuel used, how did they happen?

Since: Nov 11

Wilmington

#15 Dec 22, 2011
Pike Creek 19808 wrote:
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Do you even understand what he wrote???Pikecreek 19808
As a matter of fact I do. It's not correct and has no basis.

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Claymont, Delaware 19809

#16 Dec 22, 2011
@exitde, "As a matter of fact I do. It's not correct and has no basis. " you can believe in your own gods all you please ,but it doesn't refute what I posted about our reaching the limits to growth on our fragile,finite planet.

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