“If not us, then who? If not now, then when?” John Lewis
The ocean is in danger. Climate change is warming the earth and as it warms, icebergs are melting and sea levels are rising, causing flooding and more diverse weather. The warming sea is also destroying eco-systems and habitats that marine life need to grow and survive. A one degree increase in sea temperature causes coral reefs to bleach. Two thirds of the Great Barrier Reef has now gone.
Only 3% of the world’s oceans are protected from over fishing and half a billion people in the coral triangle are in danger of losing their livelihoods, food sources and way of life due to declining coral reefs and fish populations. If things don’t change, it is estimated there will be no fish left in the sea by 2047.
We need the ocean. Every second breath we take we owe to the ocean and its ability to absorb harmful carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. If we don’t make changes, who will? If we don’t decide to make them now, then when will be ‘too late’?
These are sadly some of the most endangered species in the ocean and hold a special place in my heart