Sustainability is the catch word we hear most of late for how to deal progressively with the social and economic challenges resulting from population growth, a global economy, and our appetite for non-renewable natural resources. From the broadest ecosystem view, the ocean becomes an enormous contributor to any new strategy of resilience, maintenance, and enhancement of global biodiversity and capacity, essential to the life-support system of the earth.

In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will argue for the ocean as the true commons, a reservoir of natural capital without which the mechanics of the earth would break down. He will assert that the green economy will not succeed without the blue economy. When we begin to see the ocean as integral to the land rather than a place apart from it, we may have achieved the means to build a world that is truly sustainable.


Peter Neill, Director of the W2O and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide.


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