by David Helvarg
March 7th, 2014
“The Economist World Ocean Summit” in Half Moon Bay California at the end of February drew hundreds of attendees. A mix of global leaders, ocean luminaries, philanthropists, billionaires, the National Geographic Society and varied salt-water special interests ranging from shipping to BP, Chevron and Shell paid $2,000 or more each to attend. I, and The Economist‘s Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, called it “Davos for the Ocean,” but I didn’t mean that as a compliment.