Carl Safina, award-winning author and host of the PBS series Saving the Ocean, has learned that the way to motivate people into saving our seas is not through gloom, doom, and scientific jargon, but through real language and accentuating the positive. Organic Connections, the magazine for Natural Vitality, has more from Safina.
With massive floating garbage islands, oil spills, and warming temperatures, it may seem like marine biologists are the new harbingers of doom when discussing environmental issues. But Carl Safina, host of PBS’s Saving the Ocean and co-founder of the Blue Ocean Institute, is on a mission to inspire rather than fear-monger people into action.
“The reason for a positive approach is I would certainly prefer to save our oceans,” Safina explained in an interview with Organic Connections. “There’s really no point in saying that anything is too late.”
Safina’s chief mission? To enable better communication between scientists and the public. “In the end, it is up to each and every one of us to help save our seas … Anybody who uses fossil fuel has a direct effect on the ocean, and anybody who eats any seafood has a direct effect on the ocean. Very few people are really exempt. Therefore very few people are exempt from thinking about it, and thinking about doing things in a better way.”
Read more in Organic Connections.