The Remarkable Earth Day

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Obviously, the earth is older than every man that ever lived in the world. Earth is about 4.5 or 4.6 billion years of age according to history based on research. This is the formation of layers that bear both the roots and foundation of all existing substances in the world. Earth is one of the planets which was not named in Greek words.

Earth has only the moon in its orbit as a satellite body, but humans created many artificial bodies, which later altered the natural behaviors of the earth in recent centuries.

Earth Day does not refer to the date earth came to existence as a planet, but the date that humans rose to mark the existence of modern environments on it. Historically, Earth Day  began in the United States of America on April 22, 1970 after a protest against the changes of environmental components that occur due to the civilization activities of men. Men such as Jimi Hendrix lost their lives during the struggle of earth modernization.

The events of 1970 caused almost all humans across the globe to be concerned about environmental changes and its consequences on living organisms. The environment became very popular in the speech of men after the publication of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson in the year 1962.

Rallies that formed in protest to degraded waters, land and air based on human consumption became the day now marked as “Earth Day”.

In fact, a massive rally occurred where over 200 million people came out from more than 141 different countries to educate and call attention to significant changes and problems arising as a result of pollution around the world in the year 1990.

Global warming is the area of concentration to mark this Earth Day 2016. Countries like Nigeria and the US have acknowledged the need to focus on alternative energy and improved disposal of crude oil. Atmospheric and weather conditions are becoming continually unstable and hard to predict every year.

As accuweather.com reports “a historic meeting will take place on April 22, 2016, as 155 countries have committed to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in New York.

The agreement was approved by the 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention of the Climate Change (UNFCCC) in COP21 in Paris on December, 12, 2015. In the agreement, all countries pledged to work to limit the temperature rise overall below 2 degrees Celsius, but are aiming to achieve a temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius”.

Earth on its own is the most generous phenomenon that man could ever think of. Earth bears the roots of plants and converts them to food for man. Animals and men considered earth as the base of building their homes to live. Earth also helps in absorbing all kinds of waste from man and animals including metabolic materials.

Nevertheless, the same Earth does swallow men and their belongings like the recent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador. Global warming needs to be addressed to make the earth valuable as modernization of the environment continues upon the earth’s crust.