[INFORMATION OF SCIENCE: EARTH DAY 2018]

What We Do to Our Special Rock

Our earth is one of billion rock on the galaxy. Becoming third planet from the sun and the fifth largest in the solar system. Having rotation for 23 hours and 56 minutes and revolution for 365 days, 6 hours, and 16 minutes. Has lived for 4.54 billion years old and still counting, the earth always provide s everything that we need. All of the things we need to survive are provided under a thin layer of atmosphere that separates us from the uninhabitable void of space, start from oxygen, water, food, land, fuel, and others. Let’s take an example, oxygen, the average adult human being uses about 550 liters of pure oxygen  (19 cubic feet) per day . So the earth need to provide around 4.9 trillion oxygen per day just for all human population. Imagine how much money we need to spend just for breathing if the earth doesn’t provide the oxygen.

The earth always provide everything that we need but what we do for the most special rock on the galaxy? We have destroyed a tenth of Earth’s wilderness in just 25 years. We like to act consumptive . We simply have too much stuff that no one possibly needs even we know that hyper-consumerism leads directly to deforestation, over-extraction of minerals, the waste of natural resources and pollution. People also like to  drive cars instead of using public transportation  , heat and cool their houses with air conditioning, and everything which uses energy. Energy like oil and gas can increase CO, CO2,  and similar gases which cause the air to heat up.

All of that lead our earth faces Climate Change. Climate change is a change in usual weather. This could be a change of frequent rain showers or it could be a change of usual temperature. Earth’s temperature will keep going up for 100 years. This would cause s more snow an d ice to melt which cause oceans would rise higher. Some places would get hotter or have colder winters with more snow. Some places might get more rain and other places might get less rain. So some place might have stronger hurricanes.

So, we can’t keep silent and let that things destroy our home. We need to work together to solve this  problems. So what we can do to solve this problem? Speak up! Speak up is one of the biggest way  that you can make to stop global climate change. Talk ing to your friends and family, and making sure your representatives  are making good decisions is the best way to get involve d to  stop climate change. Second , we have to change our consumptive behavior to be energy efficient, so less energy and water are used by humans. Third, we also can help by planting trees.

Let’s speak up, have energy efficient behavior, and planting trees!

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