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What if the Whales Could Save Us?

Can whales help cool the temperature of our planet? A whale’s body can store up to 33 tonnes of harmful carbon dioxide. When they die and sink to the ocean floor, all that carbon is stored there for centuries. The International Monetary Fund has calculated that each whale is worth more than two million dollars and are “irreplaceable in mitigating and building resilience to climate change”.

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