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Alanna Mitchell’s calm tone belies the serious nature of her words.

“If everything on land were to die tomorrow, everything in the ocean would be fine, but if everything in the ocean dies, nothing on land will survive,” Mitchell says in her mellifluous voice.

Mitchell has a pleasant way of delivering the harshest of truths; our 30-minute phone conversation with her renders me speechless as she drops terrifying facts about climate change, and more specifically, how our dependence on fossil fuels has caused the acidification of the ocean.

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