John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary of State, intends to create a global movement to protect the ocean and is calling on government leaders from around the world join him.    Image © Greenpeace

Our oceans are under threat, and consequently, so is mankind. Besides giving us the fish that we eat, oceans produce half of the world’s oxygen, create the clouds that give us the fresh water that we drink, and regulate our climate. This State Department conference will be the first of its kind to address the threat to our oceans and outline the steps necessary to reverse the damage.

Read more at National Geographic.