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UN publishes blueprint for ocean and coastal sustainability

Thursday, November 3rd 2011 - 01:35 UTC
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Four United Nations organizations presented a project to preserve oceans and coastal areas threatened with environmental degradation. The document, released during the XXXVI UNESCO General Conference, warns of the danger faced by large aquifers, which play the role of climate regulators and are food sources and support for the economy of millions of people. Read full article


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  • GeoffWard2

    “1. Create a global market for ‘blue carbon’ or carbon dioxide stored in the oceans; ”

    Is this Credits for adding carbon to the ocean sink?
    . . . . . How?

    or is it Debits for removing carbon (fish, seaweed, etc) from the ocean sink?
    . . . . . Who pays - the government of the EEZ? the fishing fleet? the 'housewife'? . . . . Who pays where it is a high seas operation?

    Or both? . . . . . . A whole new industry!

    Awaiting details with bated (i)/baited (ii) breath

    What should I say to you? Should I not say
    'Hath a dog money? is it possible
    A cur can lend three thousand ducats?' Or
    Shall I bend low and in a bondman's key,
    With bated breath and whispering humbleness, Say this;
    'Fair sir, you spit on me on Wednesday last;
    You spurn'd me such a day; another time
    You call'd me dog; and for these courtesies
    I'll lend you thus much moneys'?
    ( Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, 1596)

    'Sally, having swallowed cheese
    Directs down holes the scented breeze
    Enticing thus with baited breath
    Nice mice to an untimely death.'
    (Cruel, Clever Cat, 1933)

    Nov 03rd, 2011 - 08:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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