Attracting public attention to the problems of climate and environmental protection
We need to understand what climate change is and how it impacts the ecosystem as a whole, and to develop a unified concept of the importance of the world ocean. If we take care of the ocean, the ocean will take care of us — Roy Angelvik, State Secretary for the Minister of Trade, Industry, and Fisheries of the Kingdom of Norway.
Unfortunately, 99% of people do not think about what is going to happen to our planet in 10–20–30 years. Today science more than ever needs the support of famous people in different countries. That is why it is important to engage famous people in order to share the concerns of scientists regarding what is happening on the planet. <…> It is time to unite around this crucial environmental challenge so that our children and grandchildren could deal with it — Vyacheslav Fetisov, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Physical Culture, Sport, Tourism, and Youth Affairs, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Patron for Polar Regions, United Nations Environment Programme.
Solutions for marine ecological problems must be implemented on a personal level, a person’s daily contribution to environment and its safety. Today our efforts do not match the damage that we are causing — Riccardo Valentini, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Professor, University of Tuscia.