05 February 2015

A Boon for Our Oceans

Photo from www.arkive.org

Peter Benchley said, “If man doesn’t learn to treat the oceans...man will become extinct”.

Our oceans provide many things for our survival, including food, medicine, recreation and the oxygen we breathe [1]. For decades, man abused and exploited these vast resources to the limit [1]. And now, we see several problems crop up, such as ocean acidification, habitat loss, overfishing, all leading to the extinction of species on which we depend. If this persists, what will mankind’s fate be?

It is not all gloom and doom, though. On January 24, 2015, members of the United Nations agreed to an agreement for the protection of the high seas, with more than 286,000 citizens from 111 different countries signing the petition [2].  

So, what are we waiting for? Let us join in and save our oceans!

As Gandalf said, “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us”.

[1] Help secure a living ocean,food, and prosperity-propose a new agreement for high seas protection.   http://www.change.org/p/ban-ki-moon-help-secure-a-living-ocean-food-and-prosperity-propose-a-new-agreement-for-high-seas-protection [Accessed 30 January 2015].

[2] Good news for the ocean. http://www.change.org/p/ban-ki-moon-help-secure-a-living-ocean-food-and-prosperity-propose-a-new-agreement-for-high-seas-protection/update [Accessed 30 January 2015].

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