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At the height of his success on Cheers, Ted Danson made an important decision to focus on a neglected cause our oceans. His amazing journey takes him from founding a local group to help ensure that his daughters could have a clean place to swim, to learning that a worldwide collapse of our oceans will occur unless we act soon.
OUR OCEANS UNDER ATTACK: THE OTHER INCONVENIENT TRUTH
Taking us into the Ocean in a visually stunning, sometimes disturbing but ultimately inspiring multimedia presentation, Ted Danson confronts the "Inconvenient Truth" that our Oceans are at a critical juncture and that without action we face unimaginable consequences.
WE LIVE ON A WATER PLANET:
Oceans cover 71 percent of the globe, and they are as important to us as they are vast. Not only do they control our climate; they are a primary source of protein for 1 Billion people around the world and drive our economies. For millions of sailors, swimmers and vacationers of all stripes, they offer a refuge from the metal and concrete that encase our working lives.
THE WORLD'S OCEANS ARE AT A CRITICAL JUNCTURE:
Scientists believe our oceans will face a bleak future if nothing is done. Large-scale industrial fishing takes too much ocean wildlife from the water; land-based industries, meanwhile, put too many pollutants back in; and the laws meant to check this destruction are ignored or selectively enforced. Scientific study shows the result: declining fisheries, destruction of marine habitat, pollution of coastal waters and poisoning of seafood. These tremendous challenges are threatening the Earth's largest and most important natural eco-system, and the tens of millions of people who depend on the sea for their livelihood and sustenance.
Mr. Danson founded the American Oceans Campaign (AOC) in 1987, to alert Americans to the increasingly threatening hazards created by oil spills, off-shore development, toxic wastes, sewage pollution and other ocean abuses. AOC merged with Oceana in 2001. Mr. Danson currently serves as a member of Oceana's Board of Directors. He was honored by Oceana when the organization renamed its Ocean Hero Award the Ted Danson Ocean Hero Award.
"Ted was fantastic! He came with a wonderful attitude about the event - interested in walking the exhibitors area, answered every question, stopped for photos and autographs - and stood out as a speaker who asked what we wanted him to address in his talk. As for his speech he was interesting, well informed, funny and charming. The audience was thrilled. Most were unaware of his long commitment to the environment and oceans in particular. They laughed, they cried (or should have about some of the ocean statistics) and went home happy. From a producers point of view I would say again how much I appreciated his interest in being on topic. It reflected well on the organizers that he was so interactive with the crowd. He couldn't have been friendlier or more accommodating. A wonderful person and I'm so glad that he was able to speak at our event!”