The Ocean Conference, which was held in Malta from Oct. 5 to 6 called for an immediate and concerted effort to nurture the deteriorated marine environment. It highlighted several priority topics, such as protected marine areas, climate change, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, sustainable blue economy and maritime security.
The current condition of the world’s oceans is a testament to decades of inaction. Although significant and growing attention to ocean degradation has been noted, whether humankind can stop it from continuing is another question.
The oceans have fallen victim to the self-destructive behaviors of humankind. Humans believe that oceans have a never ceasing ability for self-healing. Such complacency has encouraged them to act as they please, regardless of the inevitabilities of climate change. Greenhouse gas emissions have ...
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