My Passion: Saving sharks, and helping humans to love and appreciate them as a crucial species in our oceans.
In my lifetime, I was a Canadian photographer, filmmaker and conservationist. I’m best known for making and directing the documentary films Sharkwater, Revolution, and Sharkwater Extinction. I also wrote the book, Save the Humans. I always believed I could best serve the planet and the environment by educating people.
Rob Stewart Notable Quotes:
“There is simply no issue more important. Conservation is the preservation of human life on Earth, and that, above all else, is worth fighting for.”
“We are our own asteroid. Our consumption of fossil fuels has released – is releasing – a store of carbon into the atmosphere that has been accumulating for hundreds of millions of years. Corals, plankton, predators: everything in the ocean is screaming at us to stop. If we don’t listen and take action right now, we could be witnesses to the death of most life on Earth. We will be the cause of that death… We will have erased ourselves in a blink of geologic time.”
“What you buy doesn’t make you cool, it makes you the opposite. Stop buying stuff just to have more stuff. Most of us have enough of everything already. Let’s care for what we’ve got, instead, and dispose of our disposable society.”
“No anti-slavery crusader aimed for a partial solution or settled on a regimen of interim targets. The fight to end slavery was a fight to end 100 percent of slavery for all time. In just that way, we can’t settle for partial measures if we are going to win the war for our world. We need to fight for 100 percent sustainability, now.”
“The Earth should not be a worse place after my life than it was when I was born here.”