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  1. News Stories

    Want to fight Russian aggression in Ukraine and beyond? Decarbonize

    | by Jason Scorse; David Helvarg

    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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    CBE Waves Newsletter January 2022

    | by Rachel Christopherson

    Stories include:  The Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Needs Your Support; The Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics, Volume 8, Issue 2, published; The Middlebury Climate Change Semester: Inaugural Program Begins; The Ocean Needs Our Help-Now.

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    We can save our coasts with a $10 billion investment

    | by David Helvarg & Daniel Hayden in the Hill

    Ten billion dollars in funding to restore beach dunes and dune grass, salt marshes and estuaries, oyster and coral reefs may seem unrelated to the rebuilding of America’s crumbling roads, bridges and sewer plants. But restoring and expanding natural coastal barriers — or living infrastructure — is actually a practical cost-effective way of reducing the growing impacts of sea-level rise, intensified storms and “sunny-day flooding” associated with the rapidly worsening climate emergency. And those impacts will be devastating to the U.S. economy if we don’t act now. While vulnerable coastal counties comprise less than 10 percent of the nation’s landmass, they generate 46 percent of its GDP. 

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    Charting a Sustainable Course for the Blue Economy

    | by Jason Scorse & David Helvarg in the Nation

    In 2008 the United Nations designated June 8 as World Oceans Day, “a day for humanity to celebrate the ocean.” Since then, it’s had about as much to do with the ecological economic and human rights disasters affecting our seas as Arbor Day has to do with global deforestation. Because it’s so vast and poorly regulated, the ocean sector of the global economy has been largely out of sight and out of mind.

  5. Biden's Climate Plan Can Work if it's Sea to Shining Sea

    | by Jason Scorse & David Helvarg in the Hill

    Last week President Biden made a firm commitment to transition America from polluting fossil energy to clean renewable power. We and other coastal residents are heartened by his “whole government” approach to tackling the climate crisis, especially his focus on the positive employment impacts of making smart climate investments.  However, we get concerned when the president identifies a million jobs linked to building electric cars in the industrial heartland, yet fails to note the millions of additional climate jobs that could be created in our coastal regions and on our public seas in a new blue economy.