An international team of ecologists and economists has made an incredibly scary prediction. In just a few short years, the world’s oceans will empty of fish. While that dire prophecy may seem a little alarmist, the scariest thing about it is that it is backed up with good ol’ science fact. It was published in Science, a publication that, if nothing else, does not publish bullshit. Cue terror in the streets.
Back in 2006, the study was done by a man named Boris Worm (whose hilarious name should not detract from his horrible prediction), who has a PhD from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Along with colleagues in the U.K, U.S., Sweden, and Panama, Worm has predicted that by the year 2048, the ocean will be devoid of fish – which, if it occurs, would effectively end life as we know it on planet Earth.