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Our oceans are amazing, but they need our help

Close up on Baltic Sea

The coronavirus pandemic has been dominating headlines recently, but it’s not the only pressing problem that affects the whole planet. The damage we are doing to our oceans also threatens our existence. They help to provide the air we breathe, the food we eat and the fuel that powers our world. Life could not exist without them, but our oceans are under threat. On World Oceans Day, we celebrate our seas and look at why we need to protect them, now more than ever.

The air we breathe

Rainforests are often referred to as the lungs of the Earth, but tiny organisms in our oceans produce more than half of the world’s oxygen. The oceans and the life within them also absorb about a quarter of the carbon dioxide we release into the atmosphere...

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World Oceans Day 2020

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.

World Ocean Day History

As per the United Nations website, it celebrates World Oceans Day every year on 8 June. Many countries have celebrated this special day since 1992, following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro.

In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly decided that, as of 2009, 8 June would be designated by the United Nations as “World Oceans Day”.


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