Do you know the extent that humans depend upon the ocean to live? The Nature Conservancy points out that the ocean absorbs 1/3 of human produced carbon-dioxide and supplies us with oxygen. Kelp, a plant from the ocean, is used to make salad dressing, dairy products, shampoos and medicines. Compounds from the coral reefs, plants and animals, help treat numerous diseases. Oceans produce 70% more goods and services into our economies and GDPs than land products. Each and every one of us needs the ocean healthy in order to survive. We all have a responsibility.
Rob Stewart, producer of the film Sharkwater, and Revolution (click on the link above the post or below the post to watch this MUST SEE documentary), said this recently on his Facebook page: "by 2050, we will live in a world with no reefs, no rainforests, no fish, and 9 billion hungry people." You might not be here, but if you have children, they will. It is horrifying to think about how catastrophic living in that world would be. There are only a finite amount of resources, and we cannot keep allowing our population to grow without serious consequences to the quality of human life.
Start small, but start soon! If we all make small, good decisions, we can make a big difference. We must all begin now.