One Deep Thing: A Presidential Address From Under The Sea

Some leaders will go to the depths to make a point.  And we don’t mean our own President.  The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, gave a live address on Sunday from a mobile glass dome more than 400 feet beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean.  Why?  He wanted to send a clear message to everyone watching that our oceans badly need protection and us humans need to do a better job of it. In the first live Presidential address underwater by any world leader, President Faure said, “The sea has a special relationship with all of us,” and described his location as “the beating blue heart of our planet.” He went on: “It keeps the planet alive. It keeps us alive, and it is clear to me that it is under threat like never before.”  So true.  And what a way to make the point.

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