Days like today need to be highlighted, reflected, discussed and externalized. What are we doing with our planet? How is it possible that humans are ending millions of years of existence in just over a century? Is there a real will to change this? Can I contribute to change?
The truth is that the data is chilling. Not only for all of us who love nature, but anyone with common sense can understand the gravity of what we lose day by day and that, unfortunately, it will be impossible to recover, not if we continue at this rate.
If you still do not know the gravity of the situation in our oceans, we are going to present 5 shocking data that will make you see the importance and urgency of acting now:
1. 90% of the big fish have disappeared in the last 50 years.
Uncontrolled fishing, pollution and rising ocean temperatures are the main causes of this surprising number.
2. Every year we fish a quantity of shellfish equivalent to the weight of the Chinese population. Between 80 and 90 million tons.
3. In 2040 there will possibly be no ice in the Arctic Ocean during the summer.
The North Pole has been warming twice as fast as the rest of the world in the last 50 years
4. Every minute a garbage truck dumps its contents into an ocean.
If we continue to increase the level of garbage dumped at the current rate, it is calculated that in 2030 we will have two trucks per minute, and that is that one third of the 78 million tons of plastic produced each year end up in the ocean.
5. Global warming has heated the ocean the equivalent of an atomic bomb exploding every minute for 150 years.
Carbon emissions continue to grow in an alarming way. At the current rate, water heating equals between 3 and 6 atomic bombs every second, yes, every second.
Every year we will say it again, but every day is important, and each person has the possibility of greatly reducing what they discard, since There are many products that replace the most harmful plastics for our oceans.. And is that the 95% of our planet's life is within them. But not only the animals that live underwater suffer the consequences, since our oceans are the largest producers of oxygen for all living things on the planet and achieve ecological balance both inside and outside the water.
One of the big problems is that only 3% of its surface is protected. By the end of this year, the goal was for the protected area to rise to 10%.
In addition to the above, there are consequences that can be devastating for the development of life as we know it. Coral reefs are disappearing, a quarter of all marine life is concentrated in them and their disappearance can be lethal for other ecosystems. further the sea level does not stop rising, something quite worrying for the thousands of kilometers of coastline that border the land coast and where many of the big cities rose up when all this was still unthinkable.
Each person has the ability to change this situation, since Our contribution would not only create a space for change, but that change together with that of many other small changes would create a trend, a trend to which both society and companies would have to adapt. Do not miss another day and act!