English Learning for Curious Minds

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It's time for Part 1 of our 3-part series on "Who owns the sea, sky, and space?"

Ever wondered who actually owns the sea?

Learn about who owns 2/3 of the surface area of the world, why countries want to claim ownership of rocks in the middle of nowhere, and the half-Maltese, half-Swedish orphan who managed to get the world to finally agree on something.

Full transcript, key vocabulary, and bonus episodes available on www.leonardoenglish.com

Show Notes

Part 1 of the 3-part series on "Who owns the sea, sky, and space?"

Who Owns The Sea (And Why Does It Matter)?

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Ever wondered who actually owns the sea? Learn about who owns 2/3 of the surface area of the world, why countries want to claim ownership of rocks in the middle of nowhere, and why this matters.

In today's episode we cover:

  • Introduction to the 3-part mini series
  • Who owns the world's land?
  • History of sea ownership & the cannon shot rule
  • The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
  • Why the US hasn't signed the convention
  • Different types of ownership of different parts of the sea
  • Why countries are rushing to claim ownership of the Arctic ocean
  • What happens in the 'high seas' (spoiler alert: pirates not allowed)
  • Why countries in East Asia are fighting over abandoned rocks
  • The man who orchestrated it all: Arvid Pardo


Key vocabulary: Frontier, Sovereign, Straightforward, Enshrined in law, Come in pretty handy, Glossing over, Cannon, Cannonball, Anomalies, Consensus, A body of water, Demarcate, Zero-sum, Gargantuan, Undermines, Open up, Dent, In short, Boil this down, Impinges, , Submerged, Ended up, Recap, Ratified, Scrambling, Prevalent, Abide by, Engaged in, Piracy, Get round, Violating, Maritime, Claim jurisdiction, Unintended, Uninhabited, Prized, Flare up, Single out, Gives you the measure, Orphaned, Penniless, Tirelessly, Impassioned, Treacle, Heritage


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