I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Sylvia Earle—one of the world's most passionate marine biologists and environmentalists—during Fusion's recent expedition to Cocos Island, and I asked her what advice she had to share. Without hesitation, she offered some thoughts and insights that resonate on Earth Day more than ever. Some of it is definitely sad. But the good news is: not all is lost, and it is well within our reach to change this world for good.

Roberto Grossman is a micro video creator and stop motion artist. Give him a knife and paper and he'll make you smile or think. Often both. He is the lead Viner at Fusion.