Director, Center for the Blue Economy, Monterey Institute for International Studies
When people see maps that the entire airport of San Francisco could be underwater in 50 years, when you start looking at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach being inundated, [they realize] that this is immediate, this is now, this is accelerating. And the good side is, people realize that.
Jason Scorse is passionate about living a sustainable lifestyle, not just preaching it. As the Director of the Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Scorse works to demonstrate the interdependence of a healthy ocean and a strong economy. The CBE primarily does this by focusing on the economic contributions of the oceans and coasts to human welfare, as well as the current economic drivers that undermine ocean health. In his current role, Scorse draws upon his experience as a professor focusing on environmental and natural resource economics, ocean and coastal economics, and sustainable development.
Scorse completed his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics at UC Berkley in 2005 with a focus on environmental economics and policy, international development, and behavioral economics.
I've been vegan for 20 years.