Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

Three hundred trout are required to support one man for a year. The trout, in turn, must consume 90,000 frogs, which must consume 27 million grasshoppers, which live off of 1,000 tons of grass.

—  Jeremy Rifkin, The The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World (St. Martin’s Press, October 4, 2011)

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  1. mind blowing

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  2. The domino effect writ large.


  3. I was going to offer to share my trout…concentric circles of life

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  4. I can see where this leads

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    WOW!! … amazing info! Take a look!!

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  6. The circle of life

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  7. Just now we have bullfrogs eating the small trout, so they are trying to get revenge, I guess.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    So good to be reminded of this important information: wherever we look we can discover a chain of interdependence. …Also on the human behavior level. And, on and on! Whew!

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  9. No separation 🍀

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  10. Oh boy ❣️

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  11. Bulletholes says:

    Down here in Texas, everybody knows Christopher Cross.
    “Ride Like the Wind” and ‘Sailing” were huge hits from his 1979 eponymous debut album, and together they brought Mr. Cross fame and fortune, earning him all of the “Big Four” Grammy Awards in one year.
    There were two #1’s and three other songs that made the top 20 in 1980 from that album.

    He seemed to be everywhere all at once in the 80’s.
    After that it was hard to find anyone ’round these parts that didn’t have some connection to the ubiquitous Mr. Cross.
    I know at least 10 people that have lived next door to him.
    I know 20 people that lived in the same apartment complex.
    I know at least 100 people that saw him regularly at the Piggly-Wiggly check out line.
    Apparently, he attended 3 Major University’s here in Texas, on no less than 11 campuses in the space of eight years.
    I know a guy that studied with him Pre-Med and another guy who took his Bar Exam with Mr. Cross.
    I knew a man whose father said he knew a man who was there the day Christopher Cross was born.

    Hell, I played Badminton and drank lemonade with he and Lowell George at the Governors Mansion.

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  12. Christie says:

    the balance of nature…amazing…and sad when the balance is disrupted, living behind loss…

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