The San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival will screen over 40 films from more than a dozen countries beginning this week. Executive Director Ana Blanco stopped by KALW to give us a preview of this year’s program.
"When I go to the ocean now I realize, that what might be happening to us here locally, is probably happening to somebody else halfway around the world as well."
When we talk about climate change, it’s easy to get stuck in our terrestrial mammal mindset. Let’s face it: most of us are total dry land chauvinists. The only time we even notice something’s happening to the ocean is when it’s gnawing away at our coastline. But something else is going on just beneath the surface. Certain sections of the ocean are losing oxygen – and that’s just as bad for sea creatures as it would be for us.