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June 8th is celebrated as World Oceans Day to remind everyone about the importance of oceans’ role in our everyday life. The United Nations day celebrates the role of the oceans in everyday life and inspires action to protect the ocean and sustainably use marine resources. This day holds great significance as we discuss various methods to save oceans for our future generation.
Some 70 percent of Earth’s surface is covered by water, most of that being oceans. Oceans are the source of the world’s rain and therefore its freshwater. Oceans generate much of Earth’s oxygen supply, absorb CO2, provide a huge quantity of food, are the highways of much international trade, and are loved by many for the natural beauty and recreational opportunities they provide.
But the fact is, the world’s oceans are too often polluted and over-exploited, and coral reefs and other marine habitats are sometimes endangered as surely are certain species of sea creatures.
World Oceans Day aims to remind us all of the importance of our world’s oceans, work toward diminishing threats to oceanic health, and mobilise an international movement for sustainable use of our oceans’ natural resources.
June 8, 2020 marks the annual celebration of the World Ocean Day—a global observance that aims to remind everyone of the major role the oceans play in our everyday lives, while also celebrating their beauty, wealth and promise.
The theme for the 2020 Ocean Day is ‘Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean’. With increasing challenges, the need for novel solutions continues to increase as well, and this is where a dynamic term such as innovation—relating to the introduction of new methods, ideas, or products—enters the picture.
“As we work to end the pandemic and build back better, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity— and responsibility — to correct our relationship with the natural world, including the world’s seas and oceans,” says the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, in his statement.
Oceans are also the lungs of our planet, as they provide us with most of the oxygen that we breathe. And are the largest sink for the relentless carbon emissions. They are also a critical part of the biosphere, and a major source of the food and medicine that we consume.
But while oceans remain an ever-giving source of wealth and health, the impact of human activity on these ginormous water bodies hasn’t been as positive in return, and this observance aims to shed light on that very fact.
The Oceans Day was first celebrated back in 1992, following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. Its purpose is to educate the global population on the consequences of human action on the oceans, develop an international movement of citizens, and mobilise and unite the world on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans.