TED: Sylvia Earle

If you’re not familiar with the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talks, prepare to be delighted. TED brings together some of the brightest minds of our time, once a year, to give “the talk of their lifetime” in under 18 minutes.

Every year 3 individuals are chosen for the TED prize. In addition to receiving $100,000, they are granted one wish to change the world. These wishes have lead to amazingly successful collaborative efforts. Sylvia Earle was a TED prize recipient of this year’s conference (held earlier this month). She is a renowned oceanographer and “ambassador for the worlds oceans”.

She’s not the worlds most eloquent orator, but I think she’s pretty badass. Also, somewhere in this video there’s a 2 second clip of a whale shark, which I would argue, is the most badass of all sharks. Take that, great white, you showoff.

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2 responses to “TED: Sylvia Earle

  1. That was a beautiful speech. People definitely underestimate the impact we have on our environment, particularly the ocean. “No water, no life.” “No blue, no green.”

    She’s way badass. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Look what Matt over at “My Blood Hates Me” made:

    http://hatefulblood.blogspot.com/2009/02/new-swag.html

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