Woman To Cross Pacific To Raise Awareness About Ocean Crisis
"This is all aimed towards shining the light on climate change," Baumstein said. "Humans are doing so much to exacerbate it, and we don't even know all of the ramifications of our actions." The oceans cover 71 percent of the planet and contain 97 percent of all the water on earth. They are where the planet's weather systems are formed, and they are absorbing astronomical amounts of carbon dioxide and human-generated plastic and garbage. Baumstein hopes her journey will bring people's attention to these crucial impacts of climate change and environmental degradation. "The oceans are full of data," Baumstein said. "They have all this data that we could use to unlock some of the keys to climate change." And she's willing to put her life on the line to do so.