Tuesday, 14 August 2012

You, Me and The Sea...

"With every drop of water you drink, with every breath you take, you are connected to the sea - no matter where on earth you live. The ocean provides home for about 97% of life in the world, maybe in the universe. No water, no life.  No blue, no green. Yet we have this idea we humans, that the Earth, all of it; the oceans, the skies, are so vast, so resilient, that it doesn't matter what we do to it.  That may have been true 10,000 years ago and maybe even a 1000 years ago.  In the last 100, especially the last 50 years, we have drawn down the assets, the air the water, the wildlife, that make our lives possible."

"I wish you would use all means at your disposal — films! expeditions! the web! more! — to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas, hope spots large enough to save and restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet."

- Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer