29 Jun '17, 11pm

Kids remain our greatest untapped resource for advancing global marine conservation

Kids remain our greatest untapped resource for advancing global marine conservation

©WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/HTTPS:CREATIVECOMMONS.ORG/LICENSES/BY-SA/3.0/DEED.EN By Kerstin Forsberg As I write this article, my country, Peru, is experiencing one of its greatest natural disasters of all time. Due to a phenomenon known locally as the coastal El Niño, intense warm ocean currents have caused heavy rainfall in some parts of the country, which led to flooding and landslides that have severely impacted the lives of over a million people. Many assert that these types of natural phenomena can be intensified by climate change, while sceptics claim that there is still not enough data to justify this. By now, however, there should be a consensus that humanity intrinsically depends on the ocean, and it is thus our obligation to protect it. The ocean is our planet's main life source. Two out of three breaths we take are oxygenated by the ocean. It defines our climate and prov...

Full article: https://unchronicle.un.org/article/engaging-youth-conserv...

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