A great read posted on the Business for Social Responsibility website. Very thoughtful essay by Mike Sutton, VP at Monterey Bay Aquarium, about the threats to our world’s ocean and ways to combat those threats (climate change, habitat destruction, overfishing, and pollution). Business can be (if it wants to be) a savior, as we’ve always advocated at Passionfish: Commerce and conservation working together.
P’fishers, take a look at today’s story in Yahoo! by the Associated Press, on the harmful effects of the increased carbon dioxide being absorbed into the ocean. Ocean acidity could increase 150 percent in the next 50 years. A report by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity states: “This dramatic increase is 100 times faster than any change in acidity experienced in the marine environment over the last 20 million years, giving little time for evolutionary adaptation within biological systems.”
Passionfish advisor Michael Glantz, Ph.D., spoke yesterday on climate change and food security at the “Cooking for Solutions” sustainability forum at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Some of his points were highlighted in the Monterey Herald. When he returns from his travels, I will post an interview here with him about some of the topics he covered such as land grabs, ghost acres, and virtual water.