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March 23, 2012

The staggering price of inaction

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© OCEANA. Brittlestar overabundance by ecosystem alteration

 

We must act now to protect our oceans – or be prepared pay a heavy economic price for many generations.

That’s the view of the Stockholm Environment Institute, whose new report ‘Valuing the Oceans’ warns that failure to address the combined effects pollution, overfishing and climate change could cost the world an eye-watering $2 trillion per year by 2100.

What do you think? Will this information have an impact on the skeptics?