Philippe Cousteau: Oceans are the life support system of our
[TEXT: Oceans are our life support]
[TEXT: Philippe Cousteau, President and Co-Founder,
We absolutely cannot survive on this world without healthy oceans and coasts.
Seventy percent of this planet is ocean.
[TEXT: 70% of the Earth is ocean]
Well over a billion people every day rely on seafood as their
primary or only source of protein.
[TEXT: One billion people rely
on the ocean for their daily food]
Oceans regulate our climate.
[TEXT: Oceans regulate our climate]
They provide the majority of our oxygen.
[TEXT: Oceans provide our oxygen]
The oceans are a global resource that we all rely upon.
[TEXT: A global resource we all rely on]
This dialogue around ocean conservation is reaching a global scale.
It takes a chorus of us.
It’s not that you can make a difference,
it’s that everything you do makes a difference.
And the question we must ask ourselves is what kind of a difference
do we want to make for ourselves
[TEXT: What kind of difference do we want to make?]
and for our future?
[TEXT: Celebrate International Coastal Cleanup Day
[TEXT: Sign up to clean up:
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[TEXT: Produced by the U.S. Department of State]