See on Scoop.itThe Great Transition

A new study estimates the trillions of dollars of protection that ecosystems provide, although not everyone buys the premise.

Willy De Backer‘s insight:

Defenses provided by ecosystem services like coral reefs etc. are worth $142.7 trillion a year but our current economic system is destroying these services at a rate of 16.2 trillion dollars a year.

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