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70. The End of Oceans and Life as We Know It? | Carl Safina

Carl Safina - Author Carl Safina (@carlsafina) is author of various books and many other writings about how the ocean is changing, lives of free-living animals, and the human relationship with the natural world. His books include among others the award-winning Song for the Blue Ocean and Eye of the Albatrossas well as The View From Lazy Point; A Natural Year in an Unnatural World and Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel. Carl is founding president of the Safina Center, and an endowed research professor at Stony Brook University where he is active both in ocean sciences and co-chair of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. He hosted the 10-part PBS series Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina and his writing appears in The New York TimesAudubonOrion, and other periodicals and on the Web at National Geographic News and Views, Huffington Post, and CNN.com. [spreaker type=player resource=”episode_id=18590608″ width=”100%” height=”200px” theme=”light” playlist=”false” playlist-continuous=”false” autoplay=”false” live-autoplay=”false” chapters-image=”true” episode-image-position=”right” hide-logo=”false” hide-likes=”false” hide-comments=”false” hide-sharing=”false” hide-download=”true”] Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes In our wide-ranging conversation, we cover many things, including:

  • Why we’re much less different from animals than we think
  • How overfishing could lead to a complete ocean die off
  • Why Carl’s so worried about climate change and unforeseen consequences
  • What animals can teach us about ourselves
  • The reason consciousness isn’t only limited to people
  • Why so many animals and superhuman abilities
  • The reason a vegetarian like Carl is excited about clean meat
  • Why there probably won’t be any commercially viable fish in the ocean by 2050
  • Why kids are becoming less creative
  • The harmful effects without nature
  • What might an alien or artificial intelligence actually look like
  • The why we actually love dogs, its not what you think
  • Why wind and solar could possibly save our species

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