Show Summary Details

p. 1279. Ocean bountylocked

  • Dorrik Stow


‘Ocean bounty’ examines the variety of resources and their availability in the ocean realm—from oil, gas, coal, and clathrates to industrial metals and food resources—as well as the use of oceans for renewable energy, waste disposal, and trade routes. In a world where the human population is set to exceed 10 billion by 2100 and global aspirations are for ever-improved standards of living, it is inevitable that the world’s natural resource base is under scrutiny. It is also inevitable that we are turning more and more to the oceans in this context. However, although the ocean is bountiful it is not an inexhaustible solution to our needs.

Access to the complete content on Very Short Introductions online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.