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To mark Earth Day, our voters had a think about whether they think there is enough action being taken towards protecting our oceans.
Over 70% of Earth is covered in water, however only 4% of the world’s oceans are protected!
The health of our oceans is a topic that is being discussed by governments all around the world, and ways governments and communities can manage these environmental issues are often debated. Whether that’s about sewage discharge into the ocean or plastic pollution making its way to our seas (the UN are predicting that by 2040 there will be 2-3 times more plastic pollution in the sea.).
For example, in June the UN’s ‘High Seas’ treaty was signed, as a way for countries to work together to protect our oceans.
"It is a scary thought that if we do not look after our oceans that our oxygen levels will fall and therefore will affect our lives."
"Well obviously, think about how much would be done if the priority shifted from the upper classes to our environment and people."
"Of course, 50% of our oxygen is produced by the oceans plants so harming our oceans affects our oxygen so every time you have rubbish think where it may end up."