Ask yourself, how are you being affected by climate change?

Climate change is personal, and everyone across the entire globe will be affected. Even though we know about the science, we’ve heard the facts, seen the pictures of melting ice caps and starving polar bears, for a lot of people that’s not been enough to spur on the serious action we so desperately need, so far. We need to change our lifestyles, economies and communities. But we are optimists, we believe it can and must be done and our generation will be the ones to do it.

Ocean Generation is curating arts, culture and news to bring people up to speed with any immediate oceans and climate change threats, to highlight opportunities and bring optimism to this debate. By bringing the human face of climate change to the front, and creating connections and hope, we hope to inspire and influence positive behavioural changes, small and large, for a better planet.

On the ground, Ocean Generation is working with young people and tech on Small Island Developing States. By empowering communities most vulnerable to the effects of climate with digital skills and partnering with those creating new technologies to increase the lifespan and well being of our planet, islands can implement and create their own solutions to mitigate climate change.

Ocean Generation Foundation  is a Delaware charitable nonstock corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

For editorial or programme enquiries, please email info@oceangeneration.org

 

 

Some numbers:

  • 140
  • Price tag in US trillion dollars per year to make the changes humanity needs to adapt to a warming world. It may sound like a lot, but it is less than 0.1% of the whole global GDP.

  • 93%
  • Extensive aerial surveys and dives have revealed that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef has been devastated by coral bleaching and damaged as a result of climate change.

  • 800
  • Over 800 million people are currently vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and this will lead to a refugee crisis.

  • 8
  • It is estimated that around eight million metric tons of our plastic waste enter the oceans from land each year.