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p. 1279. Ocean bountylocked

  • Dorrik Stow

Abstract

‘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.

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