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From a million miles away, planet Earth resembles a small blue marble. From one hundred million miles it’s a tiny, pale blue dot. “How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean,” observed science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke.
William J. Nichols, author of the book Blue Mind, makes similar observations in his piece on humanity’s complex relationship with the ocean. It explores evolutionary and emotional connections, to real-world ties ranging from travel, health, artistry, food and economics.
The value of global ocean assets is estimated at more than $24trn making them the seventh largest economy in the world in GDP terms, says Marisa Drew, CEO Impact Advisory & Finance Department, Credit Suisse. The firm partnered with Responsible Investor on market-first research on the blue economy, in…