Ocean Action Hub

The year 2050 has been predicted by some to be a bleak year for the ocean. Experts say that by 2050 there may be more plastic than fish in the sea, or perhaps only plastic left. Others say 90% of our coral reefs may be dead, waves of mass marine extinction may be unleashed, and our seas may be left overheated, acidified and lacking oxygen.

It is easy to forget that 2050 is not that far off. Kids we see building sandcastles on the beach today might be gaining traction in their jobs and perhaps starting their own families. The possibility that our children may inherit from us such a broken and diminished ocean is hard to accept.

Such a future, however, is not yet written in stone. A healthier, more whole, and maybe even more profitable future ocean may still be within reach – at least for a little while.

Here are 10 steps that could take us towards a more desirable ocean future:

  1. Freeze the warming
  2. Walk the talk
  3. Blue revolution
  4. 30 x 30
  5. The other 70%
  6. Big cracks in the sea
  7. End plastic pollution
  8. Land
  9. Wired ocean
  10. Ocean equity

Read the full article here: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/02/a-10-step-plan-to-save-our-oceans/ 

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World Economic Forum
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Douglas McCauley