Before we offer practical advice on sustainable sailing, we should explain why green sail and sustainable sailing are a hot topic today.
There are more people on the earth than ever. Consequently, we witness the following implication – more waste than ever in the planet’s history. Most of the trash goes right to the ocean, which is life-threatening to its residents, i.e., sea life.
Even though sea life might seem isolated from us, it has a vital role in the global ecosystem. Without it, the world wouldn’t function in the way it does today. It is strange how people often forget that the ocean covers 70% of the Earth’s surface and that it is an irreplaceable part of many phenomena such as temperature regulation.
We should not forget that everything is connected in our unique ecosystem. Therefore, the pollution of the ocean and sea life harm directly affects the other burning problem of today – global warming. The sea is vital for regulating our climate and weather patterns but also oxygen production.
Ocean produces over 50% of world oxygen and stores 50% times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere.
Given all the above, we should be aware that careless behavior towards our oceans directly impacts many other environmental issues. There is no room to engage in ecological problems partially. We have to protect every aspect of our planet – water, earth, air, and climate simultaneously.