When the ocean temperature rises, it affects the entire planet. The ocean is essentially the thermostat of the earth, and lately, we have been cranking up the heat. If it weren’t for the ocean absorbing all this heat we’d all likely be dead or burning to death in a worldwide desert.
Most times the news is rancidly depressing, I often scroll my feeds and see greed and ignorance eating up our planet without remorse. Which is why I want to share a positive story with you about an amazing young mind, that of Boyan Slat and his battle against water pollution.
Plastic pollution has permeated the farthest and most uninhabited regions of our ocean. I believe that every dive should be a dive site cleanup, which is exactly why I am calling you out as a diver and creating this challenge. I challenge you to pick up that garbage and put in its place!
Shark finning has been an on going practice for hundreds of years, dating back to the Ming Dynasty in the 14th century. However, it has, in the last 70 years, gotten way out of hand. The shark fin trade hit its peak in the year 2000 and has been declining slowly since then. The biggest problem with the practice is that sharks, a key component to the
If whales are removed from the ocean, the waters would become more stagnant and eventually little to nothing would be able to grow. Sea plant life is heavily dependent on nutrients that, in surface waters, tend to be scarce.
One of the most important resources in the world is water. Without it, life would not be sustainable, Earth would have no plants, no animals and therefore no us. The effects of water pollution influence the entire planet. So, why we aren’t trying harder to reduce the sources of water pollution?