TED Talks series, FILMED APR 2010 • POSTED NOV 2010 • Mission Blue Voyage
Aboard Mission Blue, scientist Greg Stone tells the story of how he helped the Republic of Kiribati create an enormous protected area in the middle of the Pacific -- protecting fish, sealife and the island nation itself.
Stone wants to explain to the audience his experience of working to protect islands and their surrounding marine life from sea level rise.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
Sea levels are rising, and Kiribati, along with 42 other nations in the world, will be under water within 50 to 100 years. Some of the islands have already gone under water... What do we do with displaced fellow earthlings that no longer have a home on the planet?" (Greg Stone)
Watch >> TED Talks: Greg Stone: Saving the Ocean One Island at a Time
Listen >> TED Talks: Greg Stone: Saving the Ocean One Island at a Time
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
This material can be used to explore how islands are being extremely effected by the result of sea level rise from the climate crisis.
Assessment is at the discretion of the educator and how this material is applied.
REFERENCES AND RESOURCES
Greg Stone was a key driver in the establishment of the Phoenix Island Protected Area in the island nation of Kiribati. The second-largest marine protected area in the world -- and one of the most pristine -- PIPA is a laboratory for exploring and monitoring the recovery of coral reefs from bleaching events. Full Bio >>