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A Pandora's box of environmental disasters has been opened, threatening the ability of the natural world to recover and humanity to survive. From devastating fires and storms to the emergence of deadly new viruses, it's hard to deny the terrifying reality of climate change. Water is the life support system for the entire planet. Captain Paul Watson, founder of the direct-action group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, has spent decades protecting the ocean's ecosystems and marine life and developing a knowledgeable and intimate relationship with our seas. With depth, clarity, and compassion, Watson identifies the numerous ways we are sabotaging the ocean's ability to sustain life on Earth. URGENT! explains the apocalyptic scenario that is our future if we don't act now. There still is time to mitigate some of the consequences of the climate crisis. Watson provides a roadmap for us to navigate a way out by lowering our carbon footprint, becoming actively involved, and drawing on our passion and courage to find potential solutions. His credo is: "We don't change the world without making waves."
Captain Paul Watson is a Canadian-American marine conservation activist who founded the direct-action group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in 1977. He became familiar to the public through Animal Planet's tv show, Whale Wars. He was awarded the Jules Verne Award which is dedicated to environmentalists and adventurers. A prolific writer, his most recent books include Death of a Whale (2021) and Orcapedia (2020) coauthored with Tiffany Humphrey.