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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” - Charles Dickens
As 2023 draws to a close, like the rest of the world we’re reflecting on the year behind us. Mirroring the dichotomies Dickens eloquently highlights, this year has been shaped by political upheavals, groundbreaking legal decisions, powerful social reckonings, and significant environmental challenges. We witnessed AI be propelled into the mainstream, Hollywood go on strike, the popularity of ‘X’ decline, exciting space missions unfold, prominent political elections take place and a surge in renewable energy.
The signing of the High Seas Treaty, though awaiting ratification, was a crucial step toward protecting the vast swathes of ocean beyond national jurisdiction. Support for a Deep Sea Mining moratorium gained promising momentum. The tiny island nation of Dominica announced a first of its kind marine protected area for sperm whales, covering almost 300 square miles and one of Europe’s last wild rivers, the Vjosa, became the continent's first wild river national park.
It was also a year of natural disasters with devastating earthquakes in Turkey, Syria, and Morocco, and catastrophic wildfires in Maui that claimed numerous lives. We approach what could be the hottest year on record and the threat of extinction looms over two million species - a doubling of the number projected by the United Nations in 2019.
As we look forward to 2024, we embrace Dickens’ vision of a “spring of hope,” “age of wisdom,” “epoch of belief,” and “season of light.” And in the spirit of this hopeful transition, we invite you to dive into the holiday spirit with our marine-themed Christmas card. Whether you're looking to spread some festive cheer or simply love the ocean and the festive season, we've got you covered.
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  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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    Reflecting on 2023, it's evident that the year encapsulated a myriad of experiences, echoing the dichotomies eloquently expressed by Charles Dickens. The global landscape witnessed political shifts, groundbreaking legal decisions, societal reckonings, and notable environmental challenges. From AI entering the mainstream to Hollywood strikes, the decline of 'X,' exciting space missions, and pivotal elections, the year was diverse and dynamic.

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    • Rotich Kim

      17 w

      This good it shows how process has been and soon we are going to realize green and better environment

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      • Lucinda Ramsay

        17 w

        Cool card!

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