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The host, Andrew Lewin, helps you overcome the problems of the ocean by discussing the latest ocean news and studies that will help you make more informed decisions in your life so you can live for a better ocean.

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Andrew Lewin

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 178 Ratings

The host, Andrew Lewin, helps you overcome the problems of the ocean by discussing the latest ocean news and studies that will help you make more informed decisions in your life so you can live for a better ocean.

    Turning the tide on Climate Change

    Turning the tide on Climate Change

    Climate change has been deemed the biggest threat in the world by many scientists, conservationists, industries, governments, and militaries around the world and countries have made international pledges in the form of treaties to curb greenhouse gas emissions and invest in more renewable energy, but the parties that form the government in democratic countries do not adhere to the treaties or listen to what the experts are saying. In some cases, the governments have done the opposite of the advice of experts and driven the problem further.  Therefore, citizens need to demand more action on climate change from their government through voting.
     
    In this episode, I am going to discuss how Australia is in one of the most important elections for climate action as described in an opinion article written by Dr. Euan Ritchie And published in the Guardian. His story is not unique when compared to my story and my country, Canada, and is also similar to other countries.
     
    Link to article: https://bit.ly/3Lxcl9L
     
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    • 20 min
    3 ways to reduce single-use plastics

    3 ways to reduce single-use plastics

    In the last episode, I talked about a new enzyme that can breakdown plastics in days instead of centuries and it seems very promising, but we know that it is not the complete solution and people will continue to use single-use plastics; therefore, in this episode, I offer three ways that we need to get a mass reduction of plastic use.
     
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    • 13 min
    An enzyme that breaks down plastics faster will not completely solve our plastic pollution problem

    An enzyme that breaks down plastics faster will not completely solve our plastic pollution problem

    A new enzyme that can break down plastics in a matter of days and not centuries is giving people hope that we can still use plastics and not have to worry about the reduction, but the solution will only take care of a small percentage of plastic pollution. Therefore, we need to continue the pursuit of reducing our single-use plastics.
     
    In this episode, I will discuss why we need to stay the course in reducing our plastic dependence.
     
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    • 14 min
    Failure in marine science and conservation can lead to better protections

    Failure in marine science and conservation can lead to better protections

    Marine science and conservation has proven to help the ocean in many cases when things are done properly, but not all of it works; therefore, methods need to adapt and build on past failures.
     
    In this episode, I will be talking about two conservation experiments that people don't like but could lead to a better understanding and protection of the ocean. I am going to talk about the failed experiment of keeping marine mammals in captivity at marine parks and shark tagging.
     
    Building an online community through digital storytelling 6-week course: https://bit.ly/3ivkHCx
     
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    • 27 min
    How Podcasts can help scientists and conservationists connect with the public to help them live for a better ocean

    How Podcasts can help scientists and conservationists connect with the public to help them live for a better ocean

    There are many issues that are facing this world that have science-based solutions that are not getting solved and it's because people are taking swipes at scientists in every field, but is it because scientists and conservationists don't seem accessible to the public; therefore, I am going to tell you about my favourite tool: podcasts are a great tool to reach the public.
     
    In this episode of the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast, I am going to tell you how podcasts can help connect scientists and conservationists with the public to help people live for a better ocean.
     
    Building an online community through digital storytelling 6-week course: https://bit.ly/3ivkHCx
     
    Sign up to find out about the audio Ocean Conservation Careers members group:
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    Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue:
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    • 25 min
    Climate change consequences lead to low lake levels in Lake Mead and the Colorado River Basin affecting the drinking water supply for over 20 million people

    Climate change consequences lead to low lake levels in Lake Mead and the Colorado River Basin affecting the drinking water supply for over 20 million people

    Climate change consequences have been talked about for decades and people have been ignoring them, but know those consequences are happening and people are paying the price; therefore, it's time to talk about their impact and how we can move forward with better action.
     
    In today's episode, I am going to be talking about the record low lake levels of the Lake Mead /Colorado River system and how that could affect the drinking water supply for over 20 million people.
     
    Links:
    Holding Water: https://bit.ly/3959OWw Climate Change & Drought: https://bit.ly/3ylBcdC
     
    Building an online community through digital storytelling 6-week course: https://bit.ly/3ivkHCx
     
    Sign up to find out about the audio Ocean Conservation Careers members group:
    https://bit.ly/38ak7Z8
     
    Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue:
    Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc 

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
178 Ratings

178 Ratings

kateallcock ,

Brilliant podcast

This is my favourite podcast I have found so far!! The host is great at disseminating information but it’s also not just scientific dribble - it’s fun to listen to and definitely makes you think. I also love how Andrew clearly cares very much about our oceans, I can definitely feel that passion coming through when I listen. I wish there were more podcasts out there like this! I’d recommend to any ocean lover.

Laini99 ,

Why no mention of the leading causes of ocean pollution?

I left 4 stars cuz I might just be missing it and not here to be a jerk. I am legitimately confused though about why the Auto and Fashion industry who together make up almost 80 percent of plastic pollution on the ocean are not being addressed here.

Flip flops, cigarettes, abs plastic straws are nothing compared to the normalized impact of these industries.
Machine washing synthetic fibers is such an easy point to address, and I’m incredibly surprised no one is addressing this.

BlueVenom18 ,

Informative

Wow total gem of a find!

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