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Comments on: "You could make a fairly tight argument to say that it is the single greatest health threat that has ever faced the human species. I suspect this will shorten lives, if it turns out that this is what’s going on" http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=5553 Science, climate change, coral reefs and the environment Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:57:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.25 By: Chris McGrath http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=5553#comment-1128 Tue, 29 Jun 2010 01:48:19 +0000 http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=5553#comment-1128 Jez, do you have a link to the interview? There are now many reports of the interview. Here is a link to the Washington Post article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/24/AR2010062403602.html

The interview appears to have followed the release of a report, “The Voyage of the Odyssey Report” from Payne’s foundation, Ocean Alliance.

The executive summary of the report is available at
http://www.oceanalliance.org/voyage_report.htm but the full report doesn’t seem to be on the website.

The version of the report presented to the IWC meeting does not seem to be on its website at http://www.iwcoffice.org/_documents/commission/IWC62docs/iwc62docs.htm

This looks like a very serious issue for whale conservation that clearly requires further research but to say that “You could make a fairly tight argument to say that it [contamination of the marine foodchain] is the single greatest health threat that has ever faced the human species” is hyperbole when you compare it to the recognised threats from climate change and ocean acidification.

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