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Re: Zebra Mussels - Lakes

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Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post
Stopping pollution is easier said than done...
I never said it would be easy.

What you describe is the classic scenario of human overpopulation, which Mother Nature will fix for us (in a very unpleasant way) unless we can devise waste management strategies to fix it ourselves.

One prediction that you can take to the bank: We will not fix human overpopulation by overpopulating with another invasive species like zebra mussels. Everything must coexist in a delicate ecological balance, and gaining the knowledge and developing the effluent management strategies to pull that off will be costly. I believe in the capability of science to succeed in that over the long term, but oversimplified suggestions from cynical observers are much less likely to be successful.
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