The oceans cover around three-quarters of the surface area on Earth. They assist in regulating weather patterns and climate, they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, provide various food sources and significant economic value around the globe, and this is only scratching the surface. Life on land would be nothing without the systems at play beneath the sea, which is exactly why it’s so important to protect them.
With climate change at the forefront for voters in the 2020 election year, many of us may find ourselves asking how we can be of more service to the protection and advocacy of oceans near and far. In doing so, we can feel a greater sense of connection to our environment. We may also feel a greater sense of connection to the people around us who are also doing their part and research on advocating for ocean protection. Voting is just one of many ways we can take part in this. For example: