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.
In a recent piece in MSN News, Jason Scorse, Director of the Blue Economy and David Helvarg, Executive Director of Blue Frontier, lay out that our public seas must play a central role in national climate policy, and we have no time to waste.
The lack of focus on our public seas and coastlines in addressing climate change has been particularly egregious given that the ocean economy is worth $373 billion and that 127 million Americans live in coastal counties increasingly impacted by rising, warming, acidifying ocean waters.
“Ocean climate action such as this is critically overdue,” Middlebury Institute Professor Jason Scorse, director of the Center for the Blue Economy and Blue Frontier’s David Helvarg make the case for their new ambitious Ocean Climate Action Plan in an op-ed in The Hill today.
As nearly half of the U.S. populace lives in or near coastal areas, the Green New Deal needs to prioritize the sustainable use and preservation of the marine environment – called the “blue economy.”