Skip to comments.Jeremy Jackson talks about How We Wrecked the Ocean ( at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.)
Posted on 05/17/2010 11:37:40 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
We have been hearing a lot about what the oil spill is doing to the ocean. But something else which is also concerning is the condition the ocean was in, even prior to the spill. We live in a finite world. Our continued mistreatment of the ocean, the reduced fish population, and the disappearance of large fish in the last 50 years are all serious concerns.
Jeremy Jackson is the Ritter Professor of Oceanography and Director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In this talk, Professor Jackson lays out the shocking state of the ocean today: overfished, overheated, polluted, with indicators that things will get much worse. The film is from TED Talks. The movie is 18 minutes long and offers subtitles as an option. I've also copied in the transcript below the fold.
You break it, you buy it.
It’s one of those community owned things...
Yes, but what does Tito say about it?
I always liked Tito best.
Another scam the Jackson family wants in on.
I wanted to sing! But Michael wouldn't let me! He insisted that I just play guitar. My dreams were shattered.
While I have no doubt some people are exaggerating what is happening to the oceans, go out and fish now and see how big a one you catch compared to 30 years ago.
There is a problem....
Who knows how bad it will get.
There was a similar spill off the East coast of Mexico in 1978. Deep-water oil well, it blew out and ran for 9 months! It was 10 times the size of the current spill estimates.
This proves that he doesn't know an oil spill from Shinola.
Another globull warming alarmist.
I don't believe Al “several million degrees” Gore with the SUV’s heating the oceans, etc.
That was discussed on some of the threads...see the keyword list.
Thanks,...missed that little tidbit.
That doesn't describe Ixtoc; which well are you referring to?