This Shark Week 2015 -- and on the 40th anniversary of Jaws -- let us reflect upon our growing appreciation for (and willingness to protect) these vulnerable species. Let us then dramatically scale our commitment to reverse the decline of these magnificent species on a global scale.
What really bothers me is that while you keep up with those Kardashians, the world is spinning and not waiting for anyone to become acquainted with the fact that the Amazon is in danger, or that indigenous peoples across the globe are being forced out of their native lands.
As we celebrate our collective love of sharks, we should also take a moment to reflect on the many threats that sharks face. Sharks are in trouble -- and while we've made a lot of progress protecting them, we still need your help.
People are not as quick to recognize the ecological importance of undersea habitats because they are not easily seen. But that does not make them any less crucial to threatened wildlife, or make them any less incredible.
We have many concerns regarding the TPP, including the weakening of environmental and labor standards. We have even greater concerns about the lack of transparency regarding the TPP discussions that are underway -- so much so, that we are relying on leaks to get any information.
In truth, once you look past how they're portrayed in Jaws or Sharknado, there are many lessons we can take from the way sharks live, survive and adapt that can be applied to our everyday lives to keep us physically and emotionally fit.
Hollywood blockbusters are not science documentaries nor do they pretend to be, they are pure entertainment that recognizes the interest and fascination people have with nature, natural disasters, and the Earth.