As global warming and climate change become major problems of our society, it is relevant to celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8. Acting as the lungs of our planet, the oceans give us the majority of the oxygen we breathe. The international day’s purpose is to make people aware of their impacts on the ocean—creating a universal movement centered on the preservation of various oceans. Having a sense of unity, the event enables individuals
Palau is the first nation on earth to “change immigration laws for the cause of environmental protection.” From now on, visitors of the country must sign a passport pledge promising to act in an ecologically responsible way. To quote the official website, “A pledge of, for, and by Palau’s children.” The pledge is not only a monumental step forward in the battle to conserve our climate, but Palau delivers its message with elegance and sincerity.
Far up north, over 500 miles from the nearest major city, is the Arctic Circle. As surprising as it sounds, the Arctic Circle (a cold desert) is a melting desert that puts hundreds of millions of people at risk. The Arctic is melting at a faster pace than ever before, and in turn, is affecting far more people than one would expect. A Major Crisis Unfortunately, this is not a drill. We are destroying the