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Friday, March 28, 2014

Strategic CSR - Oceans

The article in the url below details the damage we are doing to the world's oceans. It is really too depressing to recount here—the sub-title tells you all you need to know about the tone:
“Humans are damaging the high seas. Now the oceans are doing harm back.”
The article is worth reading, however, if you remain in any way unconvinced at the speed at which humans are destroying the environment. This graphic, which accompanies the article, details the proportion of the oceans that are collapsed, fully-exploited, over-exploited, recovering, and undeveloped. The first three categories make up over 90% of the total:
The article as a whole makes a compelling case that we are awful stewards of that which is most important—the source of our future existence.
Have a good weekend
David Chandler & Bill Werther
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