On June 8, the entire world joins together to celebrate the ocean, which is the largest water body that surrounds us. It is a crucial part of our planet since it provides us with water, which is the most crucial ingredient in our daily life.
The theme for World Oceans Day 2021 is "The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods," as well as a declaration of intentions to meet the Sustainable Development Goal 14, "Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources," by 2030.
However, the oceans have had to bear the brunt of man-made damage over time. From industrial waste to littering, the degradation of the earth's dynamics with its natural resources is destabilizing the earth's dynamics, which will eventually lead to an awful conclusion.
As a result, preserving the world's oceans becomes even more critical.
The ocean supplies at least half of the world's oxygen, is home to the majority of the planet's biodiversity, and is the primary source of protein for over a billion people worldwide. Not to mention, the ocean is critical to our economy, with ocean-based sectors expected to employ 40 million people by 2030.
We are extracting more from the ocean than can be restored, with 90 percent of major fish populations decimated and 50 percent of coral reefs devastated. To safeguard and maintain the ocean and everything it supports, we must strike a new balance based on a real understanding of the ocean and humanity's relationship with it. We need to create an ocean connection that is inclusive, innovative, and guided by lessons learned from the past.
The mission of the Ocean Day is to mainly raise public awareness about the effects of human actions on the ocean, to build a global citizen movement for the ocean, and to mobilize and unite the global population behind a project for the long-term management of the world's oceans.
Facts about Oceans:
About 321 million cubic miles (1.34 billion cubic kilometers) of water is held in the oceans, accounting for nearly 97 percent of the world's water supply. This includes the weight of saltwater, which contains roughly 3.5 percent dissolved salt as well as other vital elements such as chlorine, magnesium, and calcium.
The oceans absorb the sun's heat, and people are responsible for 30% of carbon dioxide emissions. The oceans absorb heat and transport it to the atmosphere, where it is distributed over the globe. This pattern of heat distribution has an impact on worldwide weather patterns and aids in the regulation of land temperatures. In the winter, the ocean acts as a heater, while in the summer, it acts as a natural air conditioner.
Climate change and global warming have not spared the oceans. Warmer waters have had a variety of repercussions, ranging from changing colors to endangered marine animals like corals. The year 2020 was the hottest year on record for the oceans, and warmer waters have had a variety of effects. Rising sea levels, more severe storms, plastic pollution, and other factors have all put the health of the oceans at jeopardy.
"By destroying and polluting the oceans human beings will be digging their own graves, so be wise and nurture the oceans."
Wish you all a Happy World Oceans Day 2021!
Each and every drop of water has the power to swell the heart of the ocean. Promise to never waste it and always value it for a better life.