Julia Whitty talks about Deep Blue Home. Whitty presents a penetrating exploration of the three-dimensional ocean river, far more powerful than the Nile or the Amazon, encircling the globe. It's a watery force connected to the earth's climate control and so to the eventual fate of the human race.
Whitty is the author of The Fragile Edge.
Julia Whitty is a writer and former documentary filmmaker. She is the author of Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean, due out July 2010, and of The Fragile Edge, a book on coral reefs, winner of a PEN USA Literary Award, the John Burroughs Medal, the Kiriyama Prize, and finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.
Her short story collection A Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga won an O. Henry and was a finalist for the PEN Hemingway Award.
Former wildlife filmmaker and author Julia Whitty discusses the impact of the BP oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico and beyond, calling surface damage merely "the tip of the 'oilberg.'" The majority of the damage, says Whitty, will be to the ocean's deep scattering layer.
Environmentalist and author Julia Whitty accuses BP of using oil dispersant and methanol to distort the data on how many barrels of oil have spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. She's convinced BP is simply "working the angles" for their inevitable day in court.