The first ever major UN Oceans Conference is underway though it is about oceans in name only.

Everything at the conference about the oceans comes within the context of the overlords of lands. Lofty statements call for more rules and with those rules more soldiers to rule over the oceans. It is as if the delegates watched nothing but swash buckling pirate movies their whole lives. Someone must speak for the oceans that need our help to restore them to historic health and abundance. If you gaze upon the two images of this planet above you will see one image shows the common view where land is prominent. The other image is more accurate as this blue planet is 72% oceans. Even of the 28% that is land barely half of that is free of ice and capable of harbouring life. June 5-9 is the UN Ocean Conference, the high-level United Nations Conference to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. Read the article here 22:12

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