About eight billion people live on earth. Earth has a suitable temperature, gases and environment for the existence of life. Earth is the only planet that is known to have life on it. Earth has given us many gifts like soil, air and water. The earth gives us food. Many plants, crops, vegetables, fruits, etc. grow on the earth. Earth is home to lacs of species of plants and animals which require water to survive. If we were to imagine our lives without earth, that would not be possible.
( see also: THE CURRENT STATE OF POLLUTION)
Over the years, human actions have caused harm and damage to the earth. Due to population explosion and industrialization, an beings are misusing natural resources beyond the limit. We are polluting our rivers and even seas. The industrial waste which goes into the rivers has made the water unfit for drinking. The earth is being deprived of forests which has resulted in the extinction of various wild birds and animals. The burning of fossil fuels and deforestation has resulted in global warming.
( see also: EACH ONE TEACH ONE)
Due to global warming, sea levels are rising quickly as the glaciers are melting. Wildfires are increasing. Extreme weather events such as strong tornadoes, heat waves, coastal flooding, droughts and flooding are becoming more frequent. Rising temperature is also causing long-term damage to the coral reefs. Such environmental changes are alarming signs to us.
see also SAVE WATER)
We do not have any other planet on which we can move on. It is the responsibility of human beings to keep the earth safe, clean and natural because human beings and all other living organisms depend on the earth for their survival.
See also: DRIVE SAFE AVOID ACCIDENTS)
Save the earth, Save earth save the environment and Save earth save life are the most famous slogans used to spread awareness among people about the importance of the earth. We celebrate Earth Day on 22nd April every year.
see also WHAT IS GLOBALIZATION?)
We cannot depend solely on the government to save the planet. Everyone should take a small step because every little step counts in saving the world. If each person plants a tree, the planet will be green again and the overall environment will change. One of the ways to save the earth is to adopt 3Rs i.e. reduce, reuse and recycle things (clothes, toys, furniture, books, papers, etc) in order to generate less waste.
( see also CLEAN INDIA GREEN INDIA)
Proper management of wastes, proper and economical use of natural resources and controlling of different types of pollutions will play a key role in saving our earth. Unmanaged waste causes many diseases. We should think globally and act locally to save the earth and the existence of creatures on the earth.