Parley Talks: SYLVIA EARLE – IN THE SPAN OF A LIFETIME


 

“We must treat the natural world differently, with respect, literally as if our lives depend on it. Because they do."

 

Speaking at Parley Wall Street, "Her Deepness" Dr. Sylvia Earle urges us to consider the impacts of ocean plastic pollution, overfishing, acidification and human-driven changes she has witnessed in the span of just 50 years. She reminds us there is a cost not only to what we put into the oceans, but also to what we take out of them — the things we remove from our own life support system. 

Dr. Sylvia Earle is a celebrated marine biologist, explorer, author, lecturer and founder of Mission Blue, a global ocean conservation initiative formed in response to her 2009 TED Prize wish. Sylvia was the first female chief scientist of the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the first female to walk the seafloor at a depth of 1,250 feet, a feat she famously completed in 1979 wearing an untethered, pressurized JIM suit.