Are we ready to listen to Earth’s Blue Heart?
Slow degradation of our planet’s oceans is in large part due to this vast expanse functioning as a common space for all living things. The human impact on this space is of a magnitude larger than that of any other organism. Collectively we know certain human behaviors must change and the human condition shall guide us to this challenge.
“The challenges for the future of the ocean are vast, but unlike previous generations we know what now needs to happen,” reports marine chair of the World Commission on Protected Areas, Dan Laffoley, in a 2011 international oceanic study. “The time to protect the blue heart of our planet is now, today and urgent.”
The long lasting changes in human behavior can occur when we connect emotionally to the damage humans have brought to the ocean. And sustained clean up efforts are motivated by a passion to do good for the environment.
It’s time for us all to listen to Earth’s blue heart.
To read the report and learn more about the science of ocean degradation, click here.