"In the case of the oceans, a conservative estimate of the cost of climate change is that by the year 2100 it will amount to nearly $2 trillion annually in 2010 dollars," according to the Economist.
If it turns heads of people outside the choir, great. If it illustrates what's at stake, fantastic. If it helps governments make good policy and deniers think again about the big picture, awesome.
Though my gut says it's sad. Can't we just look at the oceans and know they are absolutely priceless?
Who's got two thumbs and is a hopeless romantic? This guy. Actually, I prefer hopeful romantic, but it ain't no cake walk.