”The earth is what we all have in common” there is no other option, people. We are ”stuck” here so we bettter take care of our planet earth.
The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, when a US senator from Wisconsin organized a natonal demonstration to raise awareness about environmental issues.
More than a million species are at risk of extinction
According to some experts, we are in the midst of the planet’s sixth mass extinction, which is primarily caused by human activities.
Extinction is a natural occurrence, claiming roughly five species a day, but it’s estimated that hundreds of plant and animal species now face extinction daily.
That’s approximately 1,000 times the natural rate; by the middle of the century, 30 to 50% of all species on the planet will have vanished (www.nationalworld.com).
Climate change impacts human life
This may seem obvious, but with so much focus on the effects climate change has on habitats and the vast array of species that inhabit them, it can be easy to forget the immediate impact on human life it has too.
According to a 2018 study published in The Lancet, rising temperatures, along with an increase in the number of people living in cities and an ageing population, have resulted in a rise in heat-related mortality.