This talk underscores the systemic damage that we have done to the ocean. The oil spill is an example of the destruction we have wrought, but it’s only one example. It’s the one that we are focusing on (rightfully so), but it is merely the latest in a series of harmful things that we have done. We simply cannot simply continue treating the environment as though the resources we can extract are limitless. They most certainly are not. Food for thought.