The ocean is the lifeblood of Earth, covering more than 70% of the planet’s surface, driving weather, regulating temperature, and ultimately supporting all living organisms.
Throughout history, the ocean has been a vital source of sustenance, transport, commerce, growth, and inspiration. Yet for all of our reliance on the ocean, 95% of this realm remains unexplored, unseen by Human eyes.
The water you drank this morning. The air you are breathing right now. Every moment of your life is touched by the ocean, even if you can not see it.
The ocean generates half the oxygen on the planet, creates the rain that feeds our crops and forests, provides our fresh water and feeds millions of people around the World.
The ocean has absorbed more than half of all the carbon emitted into the atmosphere since the industrial revolution. Without the ocean as a buffer, the worst impacts of climate change would already be devastating for us all.
Life began in the ocean, and today, all life continues to depend on a healthy ocean to survive. That’s why the health of the ocean is so important for all of us.
The ocean is resilient, and right now we have an obligation to help it heal. We can’t wait until the impacts of climate change are irreversible. We need to confront the challenge of climate pollution together to keep our ocean healthy.