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Say:

Take a look at this image. This is where we are on the globe {point to location}. These lines show transportation routes—how we move commodities, goods, and people all over the planet. Planes, roads, and ships join our local communities with the world.

The image shows how we use our planet, the whole planet, for everything that we have today. This represents people using the planet and the resources it provides, and these resources are not unlimited. We need to protect the environment from harm because we all depend on it, and it depends on us. One major environmental challenge that impacts the planet is climate change. By understanding how climate change impacts the oceans, we are better equipped to protect people and places, all over the world.

Notes and Rationale:

Allow time for the audience to understand and inquire about the information shown with this image. Point out where you live to orient the audience.

The talking point here cues the Value of Protection, which research has shown to be an effective way of productively orienting people to ocean conservation as a social issue.

The visual helps to establish the interpretation as a matter of global scale and importance. 

IMAGE: Relays a full year’s worth of data on human transportation. Blue is commercial shipping, red is air traffic, and yellow (or yellow-green) highway traffic.

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