Meltwater gourmet — just perfect

This isn’t quite law and policy, but some stories capture an era perfectly and I can’t resist.  This one strikes me today:  A guy from Newfoundland, who lost his former livelihood as a seafood broker when the cod fishery collapsed, now turns to selling melted iceberg water.  He bottles it in glass, ships it around the world, and sells it for $10 a bottle or more.

Will prices increase or decrease over time?  On the one hand and in the very long term, icebergs will become rarer and the water more dear.  In the shorter term (and with the help of this company’s own carbon footprint, no less), iceberg calving will increase and shipping lanes will open up, presumably making collection much easier.  What a business.

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Cara Horowitz is the co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law. The Emmett Institute was founded as the f…

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