World Oceans Day, 8 June

It is observed on June 8 every year to spread awareness about the role of oceans on Earth.

Oceans are said to be the lungs of our planet. Take a look at the theme of this year, history, significance, and more.

According to the UN, at least 50% of the oxygen is produced by the ocean. The ocean is key to our economy, with an estimated 40 million people being employed by ocean-based industries by 2030.

Also, 30% of carbon dioxide is absorbed by the oceans, which is produced by humans, buffering the impacts of global warming.

World Oceans Day highlights the need for Oceans in our lives and emphasizes the reason to protect them from being deteriorated. Recent plastic waste in the oceans has raised eyebrows and calls for the Governments of the world to be proactive.

Significance of World Oceans Day:

The day provides a unique opportunity not only to honor but also in conserving and in protecting our oceans.

It’s an individual’s duty to participate and contribute to protecting and preserving our shared ocean. So, it is desirable to get together with our family, friends, and community to create a better future for our planet.

It is rightly said that “Without water, our planet would be one of the billions of lifeless rocks floating endlessly in the vastness of the inky-black void.”— Fabien Cousteau

The oceans are the lungs of our planet; provide oxygen for breathing, are a major source of food & medicine, and are a critical part of the biosphere.

We know that the 3/4th part of our whole earth is full of water; it is our responsibility to save our ocean and marine life from the danger of global warming. It is no doubt that World Oceans Day is a big step toward saving the equilibrium of water and lives on earth.

The theme for World Oceans Day 2022 is  Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean.

The focus of this year’s theme is on the life and livelihood that the ocean sustains. Oceans have a lot of plastic waste being disposed of in them which is degrading the life in them and causing the ocean life to suffer.

History and Significance 

The concept of World Ocean Day was proposed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Officially World Ocean Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008 to be celebrated worldwide annually on 8 June to resolve the problems of oceans and also to save ocean water.

Even for engaging more youth in the campaign and for saving ocean water several messages are spread through social media.

With Agency Report