On June 8th, 2022, World Ocean Day, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the creation of a whole-of-government Ocean Climate Action Plan. The Center for the Blue Economy, Blue Frontier, and our coalition of Ocean Climate Action partners celebrate this announcement! Is it coincidence that they have titled it the Ocean Climate Action Plan? We think not!
There is renewed momentum for the Senate to use the budget reconciliation process to pass climate legislation. Ocean-based climate solutions are key to solving the climate crisis, and there is no time to waste. We may not have another chance like this for many years to come!
The story of climate change is not a simple one, not easy to tell. Middlebury student Kamryn You Mak weaves a readable, light, yet profound tale, as she connects the deep threads and through lines of a changing planet to her own experience in her article “Ice Plant = Climate Change,” a Planet Forward StoryFest 2022 finalist.
In an article for Hakai Magazine, International Environmental Policy student Nick Rahaim ’22 describes the conflict between global fisheries and the hungry whales that eat their catch.
In a San Francisco Chronicle opinion article, Jason Scorse, director of the Institute’s Center for the Blue Economy and David Helvarg, executive director of Blue Frontier, argue that sanctioning Russia’s oil and natural gas exports is crucial to the U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine.
Center for the Blue Economy Director Jason Scorse and partner organization Blue Frontier’s Director David Helvarg wrote this timely and impacting piece in the San Francisco Chronicle. “Rapidly transitioning the U.S. and global economies to renewable energy would not only weaken our foes, it will also save millions of lives while strengthening our national security and protecting our common future,” the authors write.
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