World Ocean Day 2022: Why the oceans need revitalization
World Ocean Day 2022 The relationship between nature and humans needs a deep thought today. In this, apart from the climate, atmosphere and earth, we have to understand our deep relationship with the oceans. This year on World Ocean Day, the United Nations is also emphasizing on working on collective efforts to rejuvenate the oceans with the same intention. We have to understand our responsibility towards the oceans.
The oceans play a major role in maintaining the balance of the heat cycle on the Earth’s surface. Generally, whatever anthropogenic and other heat is emitted from the earth, it goes into the atmosphere, due to which the atmosphere starts heating up more. But the ocean absorbs a lot of heat in it, which reduces the heat pressure on the atmosphere and the earth.
Apart from this, the ocean also plays a role in balancing many important processes and ecosystems of the Earth’s environment. But today the oceans also need to deal with many threats like climate change, global warming like the whole earth. The United Nations dedicates itself to such issues by celebrating World Ocean Day 2022 on 8 June every year.
Every year on 8 June
For the past 14 years, the United Nations organizes an annual event on 8 June, which is governed by the “Division of Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea”. According to the United Nations, these programs provide an opportunity to recognize the importance of the oceans and understand how to interact with them in a sustainable way.
Deep connection with the oceans
According to the website of United Nations World Oceans Day, the oceans not only keep us connected, they also support us by sustaining us. Yet his own health has reached a critical condition. The health of all of us depends on them. The past few years have shown that we must work together to strike a new balance for the oceans so that they can regenerate.
Collective effort to revive
This year’s theme on World Ocean Day is also based on this issue. The theme “Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean” ie “Revitalization: Collective Steps for the Oceans” calls for efforts to rejuvenate the oceans as they are known but for some time now. Losing your abilities.
How dependent are we on the oceans?
Although it does not seem in general, but our whole life is very much dependent on the oceans. Worldwide, 70 percent of the food comes from the ocean. 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. It produces 50 percent of the Earth’s oxygen. It is home to most of the Earth’s biodiversity. And it is also a source of protein for billions of humans.
Ocean in trouble
Oceans are also very important for our economies. But today the oceans themselves are in great trouble. 90% of the fish population has been lost. More than half of the coral reefs have been destroyed, whose return is no longer possible. We have to make sure that these treasures of the oceans do not run out.
Ocean warming too
Apart from this, many processes are also in danger in the oceans. The most prominent of these is the increase in heat in the oceans. The way global warming is putting the atmosphere and climate in danger. Ocean warming is also a big problem. The oceans absorb the increasing amount of heat due to greenhouse gases being emitted into the atmosphere.
According to one estimate, the oceans have absorbed 93 percent more of the heat emitted from greenhouse gases since the 1970s. Due to this the ocean temperatures are rising and their ability to save oxygen is decreasing, which is dangerous for the ecosystems of the entire oceans. Therefore, reviving the oceans may seem surprising, but the reality is that we have to take the responsibility of saving the oceans as soon as possible.
World Oceans Day 2022: Theme
The UN has decided on the theme for World Oceans Day 2022 and it is “Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean.”
This theme shall help increase awareness among your friends and family to protect and preserve the mother nature of the ocean.
World Oceans Day 2022: Quotes
“To me the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim–the rocks–the motion of the waves–the ships, with men in them. What stranger miracles are there?” ~ Walt Whitman
“Without water, our planet would be one of the billions of lifeless rocks floating endlessly in the vastness of the inky-black void.” ~ Fabien Cousteau
“And so castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
“The ocean is more ancient than the mountains and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.” ~ HP Lovecraft
“Being out there in the ocean, God’s creation, it’s like a gift he has given us to enjoy.” ~ Bethany Hamilton
“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose, should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist: the threat is rather to life itself.” ~ Rachel Carson
“The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey.” ~ Enya
“Ocean: A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man ~ who has no gills.” ~Ambrose Bierce
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” ~ Mother Teresa