Out of the Blue: The Terramar Project: Become a Citizen and Protector of the High Seas (via GOOD.is)
No country “owns” the wide open oceans, they are regarded as common space. This is why they’re treated so poorly, it is a classic tragedy of the commons. This is also why there’s a giant patch of garbage of undetermined size floating around the ocean. It’s pretty pathetic this is how we’re treating our world. Let’s all step up and take responsibility to be global citizens who are going to take care of the oceans.
by Julie Ma
Who owns the seas? For 64 percent of the world’s oceans—the amount that lies beyond national jurisdictions—the answer is no one. The high seas, as they’re known, are like the planet’s commons: since they don’t really belong to anyone, no nation invests enough in offering them…