The Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it’s bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf and many so-called solutions are making the situation worse.
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ABOUT Carl Safina
“Carl Safina explores how the ocean is changing, and what those changes mean for wildlife and for people. In the 1990s he helped lead campaigns to ban high-seas driftnets, re-write US federal fisheries law, work toward international conservation of tunas, sharks and other fishes, and achieve passage of a UN global fisheries treaty.
Carl is the author of five books, and more than a hundred scientific and popular publications on ecology and oceans, including featured work in National Geographic and The New York Times. His first book, ‘Song for the Blue Ocean’, was chosen a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
His second, ‘Eye of the Albatross’, won the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing and was chosen by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine as the year’s best book for communicating science.”
2. Book: Songs for the Blue Ocean
3. Book: Eye of the Albatross
4. Book: Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth’s Last Dinosaur
5. Book: The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World
6. Book: A Sea in Flames: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout