It’s not about the fish; it’s not about the pollution; it’s not about the climate change. It’s about us and our greed and our need for growth and our inability to imagine a world that is different from the selfish world we live in today.

Jeremy Jackson

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“How We Wrecked the Ocean.” Mission Blue Voyage. Apr. 2010. Conference Presentation.

Source: "How We Wrecked the Ocean." Mission Blue Voyage. Apr. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by coral reef ecologist Jeremy Jackson is how we can reverse the damage humans have done to the environment and specifically, to the ocean. Says Jackson, effecting this change requires more than just focusing on specific factors like overfishing and pollution levels -- we need to change ourselves. Reversing this damage will require major changes to our lifestyle and to the way we view the world. The quote is from Jackson's 2010 TED Talk, "How We Wrecked the Ocean." Watch the full TED Talk here: Jeremy Jackson - How We Wrecked the Ocean