Mission Blue: New Documentary About Legend of the Seas Sylvia Earle a Must See
It's official. I heart Sylvia Earle. "Her Deepness" is one of my all time favorite environmental crusaders. Mission Blue tells the story of this world-renowned oceanographer as she travels the globe on an urgent mission to shed light on the dire condition of Earth's oceans.
I had the immense pleasure of meeting and interviewing Sylvia in 2009 when I wrote the article "Planet Earth is Blue and There Is Something We All Can Do To Keep it That Way"
Here is an excerpt from my article about Sylvia Earle:
"Though we have seen a recent increase in funding and attention being paid to the health of the air and land, Sylvia believes the efforts in research and protection of the seas are too modest especially given the fact that we are talking about the world's largest producer of Oxygen and absorber of more CO2 than all of the world's forests combined.
Sylvia, regarding efforts to combat climate change and global warming on land and in the air, said: "It needs to be paralleled with the urgent need to protect the engine, the blue that holds the planet steady."
Mission Blue is a global initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance, a 501c3 organization, which was formed in response to Sylvia Earle’s 2009 TED Prize wish. Dr. Earle urged people “to use all means at your disposal — films, expeditions, the web, new submarines — to create a campaign to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas; Hope Spots large enough to save and restore the blue heart of the planet.”
Currently, the Mission Blue community includes 50+ respected ocean conservation groups and like-minded organizations — from large multinational companies down to individual scientific teams doing important research.
Watch the official trailer for Mission Blue, a Netflix original documentary now available.