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Margaret Atwood: 'If the ocean dies, so do we'

Margaret Atwood: 'If the ocean dies, so do we'

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The celebrated author Margaret Atwood has told a conference that humanity's future is linked to the survival of ocean ecosystems.Commenting on ocean plastic pollution, she said: "Something has to be done... If the ocean dies; end of us." Ms Atwood was speaking at the Under Her Eye summit in London.The conference, held at the British Library, also heard that climate change disproportionately affects women on a global scale.In addition, their voices are "too rarely heard" in top level climate change discussions.Aiming to tackle key environmental issues "from a female perspective", the event hosted a range of policy makers, artists and scientists.Having written frequently in her novels about the impacts of climate change, Ms Atwood described the conditions w...