Every June 5, World Environment Day is celebrated, a date that tries to remind us of the importance of educating in the care and respect for our planet and tries to promote policies to sustain the environment.
This year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNESCO) has decided to launch the slogan 'Raise your voice, not the sea level', a campaign to focus on the urgent need to protect islands and small island states from the growing risks and challenges they face as a result of climate change
'Raise your voice, not the sea level'It tries to educate all of us individually so that we think about our responsibility on climate change and how it can make thousands of small islands disappear.
Although the islands are small territories, they have great value for our environment, since they are guardians of the nature of land and sea. Small islands represent 30% of the 50 largest exclusive economic zones and play a key role in protecting the oceans.
Did you know that the ice caps at the poles are melting by leaps and bounds? This causes the sea level to rise and the oceans to become more acidic. The consequences do not end there: greenhouse gas emissions increase, heat waves, floods or droughts increase. Cyclones are becoming more frequent and their effects more devastating.
Climate change is not a trivial matter, the world we leave to our children will be a worse world. The environment suffers day by day and our offspring will have to deal with the excesses that we have committed. Educating them to take care of the environment and not to repeat our mistakes will be essential for the survival of the planet.
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