Dr. Bruce Monger Appearing on Marlene & Friends

Dr. Bruce Monger Appearing on Marlene & Friends

Bruce at podium

Dr. Bruce Monger

No Ocean – No Life

As we pump more CO2 into the atmosphere, this familiar yet hazardous gas is already accumulating at levels never before measured in human history—a foreboding sign of what changes it has yet to cause.

Dr. Bruce Monger, is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University. His research involves the use of satellite remote sensing methods to study environmental controls of ocean primary production at global scales.

Dr. Monger received his BA degree from the University of Washington, his PhD from the University of Hawaii and served as a postdoctoral researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. He currently serves as a member of NASA’s Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Science Team.

Disregard for the ocean as the primary driver of climate and weather might be forgiven 50 years ago, but now we know: The living ocean governs planetary chemistry; regulates temperature; generates most of the oxygen in the sea and atmosphere; powers the water, carbon, and nitrogen cycles; and holds 97 percent of Earth’s water and 97 percent of the biosphere. Quite simply, no ocean, no life. No blue, no green. If not for the ocean, there would be no climate to discuss or anyone around to debate the issues.

Dr. Monger presents a long list of troubling trends concerning meat’s harmful impact on the global ocean and the earth environment in general.  Here are just a few issues below that we discussed during our interview.  Dr. Monger is a fantastic professor and delivers his lectures with passion and fun.  Please do not miss out on his hilarious story about CO2 at the end of the interview; you will love it and him.  You can connect with Dr. Monger via his website at

  • Nutrient Pollution and Coastal Dead Zones
  • Overfishing, Bycatch and Aquaculture
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Soil Loss
  • Feeding a Growing Human Population
  • The Bigger Picture of Environmental Degradation

In good health






  1. I loved this YouTube video Marlene. Wonderful! I emailed the link to many friends. Thank you for introducing this fine Professor! I learned some things I didn’t know before. Your interviews have a nice easy going style which makes it easier to hear difficult messages.

    • Thanks so much for sharing the interview with Dr.Monger and for your kind comments, trying to bring some much needed fun to these interviews that the world needs to hear….22 more amazing buddies coming weekly.. big hug, Marlene x

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