“Great post, Edward. Thank you for this moment of clarity.
We made a film which shows the complex effects humans have on sea otters and ocean health. After seeing the film people often ask us what they can do to help sea otters. I always struggle with that question...we all want there to be a simple magical solution. But there simply isn't.
The problem is our diffuse impact on both land and sea which affects sea otters and ocean ecosystems in myriad ways. The solution requires large-scale adjustments in the way humans use and abuse our natural resources. It's hard to admit this honestly because it feels like an awfully big request for folks who say they want to "do something". But our generation is now building a movement of people who will do whatever is needed to achieve balance with our natural resources, people who want to see the big picture. Maybe this chance to sign on to a bi-partisan, grassroots, self-preserving call-to-action is really what these folks are ready for. Sea otter are simply providing the spark.
- Katie Pofahl, lead human character in the film "Otter 501"
“Right. Science can be tricky that way...it's hard to prove anything beyond doubt since there are limitations to the types of things scientists can test for and limits to how accurate that test can be. But that just means that scientists are being honest - they can't say for sure.”