Data, the Key to Combatting Climate Change

March 4, 2015

Source: TEDx/Ghislaine Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell is a both a submersible and helicopter pilot, a deep-sea diver and an explorer. The ocean is at the center of the climate change debate. With incomplete data and information, how are we supposed to make careful and informed choices? If we don’t understand all the delicate relationships that create our oxygen, rainfall, weather and that feed billion of people each day, how can we make strategic decisions about its management? By the end of the talk, you will appreciate the vital importance of data, science and exploration to better understand our largest life support system – the blue heart of the planet, the ocean.

Ghislaine Maxwell is the president and founder of The TerraMar Project. She is President of Ellmax, a global consultancy company and holds a B.A.-M.A. from Oxford University. She is a licensed helicopter pilot, certified EMT, and a Deepworker submersible pilot.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx