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Cousteau Urges Need to Understand, Protect Ocean

Ashley Jost - Columbia Tribune
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March 13, 2015

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D Premires March 20, 2015 (IMAXIndy)

Professor Anthony Alioto, the Schiffman chair in ethics, religious studies and philosophy at Columbia College, said the 2015 ethics in society speaker would be “one of the most important ones we’ll hear” because it “affects us all.”

Delivering this year’s annual Althea and John Schiffman Ethics in Society Lecture was Jean-Michel Cousteau, a marine biologist, conservationist and activist, and son of the late Jacques Cousteau, who held all of those same titles.

Cousteau discussed the damaging effects of oil spills, chemical runoff and trash to the ocean and its inhabitants. He described the ocean as the planet’s “life-support system” and stressed the need to understand it better.

“We need to treat the world like a business and our resources like capital,” he said, adding that the more humans “gobble up,” the closer the planet is to bankruptcy. “We are at a time where we could go wherever we want, but I am here because I think we are headed in the right direction.”

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