Dip A Toe In World Oceans Day

Our planet earth looks like a small spot in the Milky Way Galaxy. Two-thirds of it is covered by huge and endless oceans and seas. Considering that the first life on Earth, started in these blue waters, we should feel the connection with the oceans which were our first home. They are such a resource that they still protect all living things by clearing the atmosphere, keeping the climate in balance, being home for marine species. 

According to the UN Environment Programme’s officials, 25% of the gases polluting the atmosphere are absorbed by the oceans. Besides, the oceans provide global water circulation through evaporation and they also help greatly with the protection of climates. Furthermore,  because they are home for billions of marine species, they keep the balance of wildlife in the world.

Ocean Means Life

71% of our planet earth is covered by waters. More than 90% of these waters are Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. Half of the world’s species are living in waters. Global warming cause icebergs to melt and this cause the sea levels to rise.

So the lives of marine species are in great danger. According to UN researchers predictions if the sea level rises 1 meter, coastline on which more than 150 million people live, will submerge. As we can see that protection of the oceans is vital and essential for both humanity, nature and wildlife.

Dive Into World Oceans Day 

The organisation of World Oceans Day was established in 1992 with the decision of the UN in Rio De Janeiro. The organisation has been calling for action on 8th of June every year and we would like to share this year’s call of the organisation here.

Take Action

For 2020 World Oceans Day is growing the global movement to call on world leaders to protect 30% of our blue planet by 2030. This critical need is called 30x30. By safeguarding at least 30% of our ocean through a network of highly protected areas we can help ensure a healthy home for all. https://worldoceansday.org/

June 08, 2020 — Tufan Ulkebay