Titanic Oceans | Reality Roundtable #4

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The Great Simplification

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Date of Publication: September 10

Year of Publication: 2023

Publisher: The Great Simplification

Author(s): Nate Hagens

On this Reality Roundtable, marine biologist Daniel Pauly, ocean physicist Antonio Turiel, and paleobiologist Peter Ward join me to discuss the numerous oft-overlooked threats to the Earth’s great oceans. From overfishing and plastic pollution to climate change and acidification, the human system is assaulting one of the most important regulators for our climate and the largest habitat for life – anywhere.

Dr. Daniel Pauly is a Killam Professor at the University of British Columbia. In 1999, Daniel Pauly founded, and since leads, a large research project, Sea Around Us, devoted to identifying and quantifying global fisheries trends.

Antonio Turiel Martínez is a scientist and activist with a degree in Physics and Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the Autonomous University of Madrid. He works as a senior scientist at the Institute of Marine Sciences of the CSIC.

Peter Ward is a Professor of Biology and Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington. He is the author of over a dozen books on Earth’s natural history.

What early indicators of climate impacts are these great bodies of water showing us as we hit record heat across the oceans, fish populations dwindle, and major currents slow? Why are concerns for the ocean so overlooked and what further research needs to be done? Will we learn to value these high seas for all the priceless value they give us, or will we take them for granted until it’s too late?

Listen to the podcast here.

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