Scientists have called our current, climate change–threatened era the Anthropocene, but as the eco-economist Kate Raworth once joked, women are left out of the narrative so often that it sometimes feels like the Manthropocene. Presenting 27 standouts who prove that women are leading the charge to protect our environment and our future. . Alan Diaz Sylvia Earle, PhD Dubbed “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker in 1989, marine biologist Earle is one of the ocean’s fiercest advocates. At 83, she’s logged more than 6,000 hours underwater and doesn’t show signs of hanging up her wet suit anytime soon. Her astonishing career, which includes authoring over 200 publications and serving as the first female chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is the subject of the Ne lix documentary Mission Blue. The lm takes its name from her nonprofit organization, the Sylvia Earle Alliance (S.E.A.)/ Mission Blue, which establishes marine protected areas called Hope Spots around the world. Currently less than 6 percent of the ocean is protected, but Earle and her team hope to bring that number to 30 percent by 2030. Who better than Her Deepness to make that happen? . Emily Pidgeon, PhD The […]


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