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Oceans: the blue frontier - Book Review: Troubled Waters: Ocean Science and Governance, Geoff Holland and David Pugh (eds)

Journal Article


Abstract


  • As science-fiction author Arthur C.

    Clarke noted, it is “inappropriate

    to call this planet Earth when it is

    quite clearly Ocean”. Crucially important to

    the global environment, oceans are threatened

    by escalating pollution, population

    and coastal development on land. Global

    climate change is contributing to sea-level

    rise, warming and acidification. Marine

    biodiversity is falling, while occurrences of

    cyclones and storm surges are rising. Yet the

    oceans also offer tremendous promise for

    our future resource needs.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Published In


Citation


  • C. H. Schofield, ''Oceans: the blue frontier - Book Review: Troubled Waters: Ocean Science and Governance, Geoff Holland and David Pugh (eds)'' (2011) 469 (13 January) Nature 158-159.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-78651398077

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/303

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 158

End Page


  • 159

Volume


  • 469

Issue


  • 13 January

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • As science-fiction author Arthur C.

    Clarke noted, it is “inappropriate

    to call this planet Earth when it is

    quite clearly Ocean”. Crucially important to

    the global environment, oceans are threatened

    by escalating pollution, population

    and coastal development on land. Global

    climate change is contributing to sea-level

    rise, warming and acidification. Marine

    biodiversity is falling, while occurrences of

    cyclones and storm surges are rising. Yet the

    oceans also offer tremendous promise for

    our future resource needs.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Published In


Citation


  • C. H. Schofield, ''Oceans: the blue frontier - Book Review: Troubled Waters: Ocean Science and Governance, Geoff Holland and David Pugh (eds)'' (2011) 469 (13 January) Nature 158-159.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-78651398077

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/303

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 158

End Page


  • 159

Volume


  • 469

Issue


  • 13 January

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom