Mystic Seaport Talk: "Why The Ocean Matters: The Once And Future Ocean"

Why The Ocean Matters: The Once And Future Ocean
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The ocean holds the key to humanity’s survival. At a time when the world faces a multitude of potential calamities, from climate change to a struggling oil industry to rapid population growth, author and environmentalist Peter Neill of the World Ocean Observatory argues that the time is now to begin organizing our social, financial and political order around water in all its forms, places, and uses.

Neill, author of The Once and Future Ocean, discusses why the ocean matters and the necessity for a new, sustainable paradigm away from unrestricted growth based on fossil fuel-driven consumption. He will discuss new solutions, emerging recommendations for change, and specific ideas for preserving the health of the ocean. Neill is founder and director of the World Ocean Observatory and served 20 years as President of the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City.

The talk will be held in the Thompson Exhibition Building's Masin Room, Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m.

 

Mystic Seaport, Thompson Exhibition Building, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, Connecticut

Please call 860.572.5331 to register.