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Re: Zebra Mussels - Lakes
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.
Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
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