Enric Sala wants to change the world and he shows us how in his new book.
Once we appreciate how nature works, he asserts, we will understand why
conservation is economically wise and essential to our survival.
The ocean has been my passion since I was young. I used to dream of being
Jack Cousteau. Exploring the seven seas with my team but in just a few
generations. The underwater world has changed dramatically all over the planet.
So, many places are now void of life. Our destruction of the natural world
isn't just happening underwater. What can take millennia to create can be
destroyed in hours on sequences? For us are dire far-reaching and often
unexpected. I've spent my entire life studying natural ecosystems in places
both pristine and degraded and have worked for 30 years to help save what's
left? We have doubled the total area protected in the ocean. Our life support
system depends on all other species and intact natural spaces without them
everything falls out of balance. But nature is a sustainable resilient and
regenerative engine. It's time we get out of the way and let it work for us.
Today the world is at the crossroads but if we understand the nature of
nature. If we change our current trajectory, there is hope you.
1. Discuss the underwater world dramatically changes.
2. What is the biggest environmental problem? Why do you think so?
3. Describe the most natural environment for a human being.
Does your description match the environment you live in?