Ayana Elizabeth Johnson — What If We Get This Right?

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Ayana Elizabeth Johnson — What If We Get This Right?

Amidst all of the perspectives and arguments around our ecological future, this much is true: we are not in the natural world — we are part of it. The next-generation marine biologist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson would let that reality of belonging show us the way forward. She loves the ocean. She loves human beings. And she’s animated by questions emerging from those loves — and from the science she does — which we scarcely know how to take seriously amidst so much demoralizing bad ecological news. This hour, Krista draws out her creative and pragmatic inquiry: Could we let ourselves be led by what we already know how to do, and by what we have it in us to save? What, she asks, if we get this right? 

This conversation was recorded at the 2022 TED Conference. You can hear all of the talks coming out of the conference by following the TED Talks Daily podcast, wherever podcasts are found.

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, and co-founder of the Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for coastal cities. She’s one of the creators of the podcast, “How to Save a Planet,” and she co-edited the wonderful anthology All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis . She’s also the co-founder of the All We Can Save Project.

Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.

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  • laurin

    Very thought out! Can't wait to try it out.

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    ludi2

    Just amazing!

    4 months ago·7 likes·
  • Roober54

    Great episode loved the thing but the intro was a little long

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    ludi2

    @yames check this podcast out its a great one

    4 months ago·2 likes·
    Gillian

    Is that a prop 😂

    4 months ago·5 likes·
  • laurin

    10:30 til around 20:00 is a great part

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    Daisyee

    10:30 til around 20:00 is a great part

    4 months ago·10 likes·
    martin

    Good stuff keep it up

    4 months ago·3 likes·

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