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WASTING NO TIME: Dr. Richard Feely, pictured here addressing the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council in the fall of 2008, is a Nobel Prize-winning oceanographer, thanks to his behind-the-scenes efforts in Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth; more importantly, he has been investigating the impacts of manmade carbon emissions on the ocean since the early 1980s. “The bottom line is the decisions we make as human beings with our energy use in the next decade or so will have serious implications for the ocean’s ecosystem for tens of thousands of years,” sums up Feely.

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