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World Oceans Day 2024: Dive into Action!

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Have you ever imagined a world without oceans? Hard to picture, right? Our beautiful blue oceans cover over 70% of the Earth and are home to the most amazing creatures and ecosystems. That’s why World Oceans Day, celebrated every year on 8 June, is so important. In 2024, the theme is Catalyzing Action for Our Ocean & Climate. It’s all about encouraging everyone, especially young people like you, to take action that helps our oceans thrive while tackling climate change.

Why Should We Care about the Oceans?

Our oceans do a lot more than just make our planet look pretty from space. They produce half of the oxygen we breathe, help feed millions of people, and regulate our climate by absorbing carbon dioxide. Plus, they’re the playground for dolphins, whales, and millions of other fascinating species! But our oceans are in trouble — from pollution, overfishing, and the effects of climate change like rising temperatures and acidifying waters. That’s why taking care of them isn’t just important — it’s essential.

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Nitish Barole is the Founder of Youth for Resilience, a youth-led organization working on disaster risk reduction, climate action and SDGs. He has worked with U.N., government agencies and grassroots organizations to build resilience through disaster education, community work and capacity development.

Nitish Barole

Nitish Barole is the Founder of Youth for Resilience, a youth-led organization working on disaster risk reduction, climate action and SDGs. He has worked with U.N., government agencies and grassroots organizations to build resilience through disaster education, community work and capacity development.