REALITY + ACTION = HOPE
There has never been a greater need to SAVE OUR SHORES. In recent years, we have seen an exponential increase in threats to our beloved Monterey Bay. If this tsunami persists unchecked, by 2050 there may be more plastic than fish in the ocean, our marine and coastal wildlife may be decimated, and scientists predict a catastrophic chain of unstoppable climate-induced impacts. To protect our life-sustaining ocean and life on Earth, we must face REALITY, spur ACTION, and create HOPE. Together we can imagine and create a meaningful, ocean-friendly future. Join us!
In “Earthrise”, Amanda Gorman — the first ever American youth poet laureate — uses the power of her words to remind us why we should come together to protect one another — and this pale blue dot we call home.
Our Earth Day 50 Speaker Series highlights the importance of this pivotal year by discussing growing problems and groundbreaking solutions for our oceans and climate.
We had an amazing turnout to the first event in our Earth Day 50/2020 Speaker Series on Feb 5! Special thanks to Dream Inn and to our informative panelists:
• Julia O’Hern – Monterey Bay Operations Manager, The Marine Mammal Center
• Adam Ratner – Associate Director of Conservation Education, The Marine Mammal Center
• Lisa Uttal – Plankton Monitoring Network, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
• Kasie Regnier – Director of Applied Water Science, Monterey Bay Aquarium
• Raphael Kudela – Professor of Ocean Science, University of California Santa Cruz
“Our house is on fire… According to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), we are less than 12 years away from not being able to undo our mistakes. In that time, unprecedented changes in all aspects of society need to have taken place, including a reduction of our CO2 emissions by at least 50%. …Yes, we are failing, but there is still time to turn everything around. But unless we recognize the overall failures of our current systems, we most probably don’t stand a chance.”—GRETA THUNBERG, 2019 World Economic Forum
“You can’t simply make up your own facts just because you don’t like what you hear.”
Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Delivers Fierce Speech Before French Parliament on July 27, 2019