• @nekandro
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      The Philippines, notorious for inventing and being the primary user of cyanide fishing?

      Japan, largely responsible for decimating bluefin tuna population in the Pacific?

      Canada and the US, responsible for polluting waterways and putting salmon fisheries on the verge of collapse? Maybe for culling Northern Cod populations to 1% of their historical levels.

      Oh, you mean China, which produces 73% of it’s fishery output from aquaculture. China accounts for 19.2% of global catch (i.e., fishing) and 61.5% of global aquaculture.

      • FartsWithAnAccent
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        Other countries doing bad shit does not make it OK: It’s all bad and everyone needs to cut this shit out collectively. Just because another country did something doesn’t mean another should be immune to criticism.

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          You’re arguing against… Numbers? By the numbers, China’s contribution to the world’s wild fishing is proportional to their population (~18% of the world), and most of China’s fish supply comes from aquaculture.

          The fact that you’re focusing on this 18% (mind you, China does control a good chunk of the world’s productive fisheries just due to the sheer scale of the rivers in China) rather than the remaining 82%…

          Arguing that China is overexploiting global fisheries, frankly, doesn’t look at the quantitative data.

    • @brain_in_a_box
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      Yeah because China has been so chill about not fucking the planet up and respecting the rest of the world.

      Unironically yes.

    • @umbrella
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      yeah they are the ones investing heavily in solar, evs and the like

      • FartsWithAnAccent
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        They are not the only ones investing in renewable energy. It’s good that they are, but that does not undo the many environmental disasters they have created in the pursuit of greed. Before you bring up another country or corporation doing it, it should be noted that it’s wrong when anyone does it, full stop.

        Wow, and the original comment was removed, nice censorship.

        • @umbrella
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          i still see the original comment.

          what disasters? china is the one country where they actually punish companies perpetrating environmental disasters.

          i think you are thinking of the US here.

          • FartsWithAnAccent
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            Weird, I got a message that it was removed for supposedly violating rule 1.

            Anyhow, as I previously mentioned, the illegal fishing at a global scale is a fine place to start but let’s not pretend like China isn’t guilty of all the same environmental sins as the US. It’s bad when China does it, it’s bad when the US does it, nobody should use the excuse of, “Oh, well this country does it, so that magically makes it ok”

            The US and China have both punished some companies, but there are plenty who went unpunished for some pretty egregious stuff in both countries (along with other countries, this is a global problem). Whataboutism doesn’t address the issue and neither country should be enabling the destruction of our environment.

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              What i’m saying is China ain’t doing it to nearly the scale as the US. It would be just as bad if they did. But they are not.

              The US usually fines companies for a fraction of their profits while China makes sure the people responsible are actually jailed and the damage undone (whenever possible)

              Its disingenuous to compare the two like they are equal in their damage or punishment for said damage.