Her positive attitude and elegance abounds like an ocean as she speaks and presents short video clips to convey her powerful message, “The ocean is large and resilient, but it is not too big to fail. What we are taking out of the sea, what we are putting into the sea are actions that are undermining the most important thing the ocean delivers to humankind – our very existence.”
This amazing and remarkable woman is a true American Hero. She is a marine biologist, explorer, author, lecturer, National Geographic explorer-in-residence, first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NASA is the other one), named first Hero for the Planet in 1998, and yes, fell in love, married, and had children. She also speaks about all the life in the oceans with God in the equation.
Dr. Earle not only has my respect, she also has reached goals that I strive to reach, mostly to be a voice that will inspire, educate, and consult. Now she has established her own global network of marine areas marked for protection. Dr. Earle calls these preserves, “Hope Spots to save and restore the blue heart of the planet.”
It is an understatement when I say, “If Humankind did not have Dr. Earle, our environment, our world, would not be as kind to us as we would think.”
After thanking Dr. Earle for her time and sharing her knowledge, I asked her about a situation developing at a Wastewater Treatment plant and my recent discussions on Linkedin about Deep Sea Dumping. I will share her answer in my next Going True Green Blog Post.
Bill Lauto, GTG
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