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                by Charles Norchi, Esq
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by John Bohorquez
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Right Whales and Climate Change

Trying to hit a moving target


by John Bohorquez

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Switzerland, Afghanistan and

the Seas

Switzerland has an unusual and historic role with regard to the world ocean

by Charles Norchi, Esq

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India's Terrifying
Water Crisis

 

To survive the climate emergency, India needs the collective power of small-scale, nature-based efforts.

by Meera Subramanian

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Why we must study the past

Climate Change, Health, and the Anthropocene

By Alexander More
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Small communities are taking big steps to address climate change, setting an example for the rest of the United States, despite the apathy of national government

Climate Action: Global to Local

By Constance Gorfinkle and Steve Wenner
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Doom and gloom essays are more likely to offend skeptical readers than to convince them. Cognitive studies suggest there's a better way

Better Ways to Talk about Climate Change

By David Ropeik
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A new visionary project from Norway will provide a HQ and a ship for scientists doing ocean research

Revolutionizing Ocean Research with Rev Ocean

By Synnøve Marie Kvam
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E. O. Wilson argues that the only way to reverse the extinction crisis is through a conservation moonshot

The 8 Million Species We Don’t Know

By E. O. Wilson
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What happens to Arctic tourism once the ice is gone?

Is a Retreating Glacier on Your Bucket List?

By Mia Bennett
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Revolutionary energy-positive, carbon-free buildings, using traditional techniques to fight climate change for a sustainable future

The Powerhouse

By Synnøve Marie Kvam
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Only five people in the world ever dived with polar bears, showing the challenges of their lives in their Arctic home threatened by climate change

From Fear to Triumph: Diving with Polar Bears

By Amos Nachoum
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(Or risk sleepwalking
into disaster)

Why We Need a New, Enforceable, Climate Change Treaty

By Linda Roland Danil
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A new film showing the resilience of coral species in Palau, the scientists studying them, and offering hope in the face of climate change and warming oceans

Coral: Glimmer of Hope

By Gaelin Rosenwaks
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Leaders in ocean conservation, policy, art and science came together to set a target to protect 30% of the world's oceans by 2030

The Ocean Summit 2019

By Jeremy McKane
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Estimate your plastic footprint and act responsibly

Plastic Calculator 

By Hanna Pamula
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Solutions-based approaches to management and protection

An Introduction to Ocean Rights

By Michelle Bender
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Lines (57° 59′ N, 7° 16’W) - a breathtaking art installation in Scotland brings attention to projected sea-level rise by showing the projected height of sea-level rise

Lines 

57º 59'N, 7º 16'W

By Pekka Niittyvirta and Timo Aho
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A problem of minuscule and epic proportions

Microplastics 

By Judith S. Weis
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Monitoring for thinking and acting globally

Ecosystem-Based Management

By Tundi Agardy
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Single-use plastics may be perceived as apathetic to global issues or to the communities businesses serve

What Do Single-Use Plastics Say About Your Business?

By Doug Woodring
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A painstaking five-month long investigation shows that a small group of wealthy families control huge swaths of the United Kingdom’s fishing quota

Revealed: The Millionaires Hoarding Fishing in the U.K.

By Crispin Dowler
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Rethinking the reeds of the
mid-Atlantic tidal marsh

Life in the Soft Edges

By Judith S. Weis
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A new W2O carbon offset initiative in partnership with South Pole and UCapture that supports progressive action toward a carbon-diminished future

Carbon Offsets for a Sustainable Future

By Peter Neill
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Fresh conversations and new ideas to move beyond conventional approaches to Arctic development, policy, and governance

Arctic Futures

By Peter Neill
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Key Takeaways from
the UN Special
Ocean Report

Ten Big Things You Should Know

 

by Mark Spalding

for the Ocean Foundation

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Breaking Down the Blue Economy

A multi-part series on the ocean and marine environments through an economic lens

by John Bohorquez

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World Ocean Forum is a publication of the World Ocean Observatory highlighting key ocean voices: professionals and citizens of the ocean alike contribute to an active forum of opinion, ideas, and innovation in ocean policy, conservation and exploration worldwide.

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Trisha Badger

Managing Director

World Ocean Observatory

Tundi Agardy

Managing Director

World Ocean Forum

Peter Neill

Founder & Director

World Ocean Observatory

 
 
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