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  • "World Earth Day" celebrated today

    The World Earth Day is being celebrated today File Photo The World Earth Day is being celebrated today

    The World Earth Day is being celebrated to raise awareness of the planet’s environment.

    The theme for Earth Day 2019 is 'Protect Our Species'.

    It aims to draw attention to the rapid extinction of species across the world, which is directly linked to human activity which causes climate change, deforestation and pollution.

    Worth Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22 every year, marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

    This day is celebrated each year to remind us about the need to protect and safeguard our environment so that we can make this planet a better place for our future generations.

    Earth Day Network, the organization that leads Earth Day observances worldwide, has designated 2019 to be the year to "Protect Our Species."

    According to EDN, the theme was picked to highlight the fact that human activities are directly linked to what environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert refers to in her book, "The Sixth Extinction," which describes a mass extinction caused by human activity rather than natural causes.

    "The good news is that the rate of extinctions can still be slowed, and many of our declining, threatened and endangered species can still recover if we work together now to build a united global movement of consumers, voters, educators, faith leaders and scientists to demand immediate action,” EDN President Kathleen Rogers told to Media.

    The Pew Research Center released a report last week that found climate change was the top concern in half the countries it surveyed last year.

    At the top of the list was Greece, where 90 percent of those surveyed called it a major threat and only 4 percent did not view climate change as a threat at all. Their concern was shared by residents of South Korea, France, Spain and Mexico, countries that ranked Nos. 2-5, respectively.

    The survey also found that concern over climate change has been steadily rising around the world since 2013, when Pew first asked that question.

    That year, a median of 56 percent in 23 countries said climate change was a major threat.

    In the most recent survey, a median of 67 percent in the same countries hold this view.

    The concern was also the highest among specific demographics — the educated, women and those between the ages of 18 and 26.

    The rising awareness, especially among the young, is good news for EDN, which is looking ahead to next year when it marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

    It has already launched several initiatives this year in hopes of seeing results by Earth Day 2020.

    William Shakespeare says "The earth has music for those who listen"

    Jules Renard says "On Earth, there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it"

    lets save our mother earth for sake of our coming generation so that they can also enjoy the beauty and serenity of our world as we do.

     

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