This planet that we live on gave us life and everything we need to live peacefully in conjunction with one another. Our beloved blue marble is a gem of the solar system and probably the galactic neighborhood.
Scientists point towards the destruction of natural environments, and climate change triggered by rising carbon dioxide levels that have kicked off extinction rates to levels eerily similar to mass extinction events on Earth hundreds of millions of years ago.
66 million years after the latest great extinction event on Earth, the cause may be different but experts are worried that the results will be the same.
Farms are swallowing rainforests in Brazil
Cancun is expanding into nature at a stunning pace
Dubai is constantly expanding via artificial islands
The global demand for oil led to numerous oil sands in Alberta, Canada
Believe it or not, Ukraine is recovering nicely after the Chernobyl disaster
Man-made fires rage across the globe
The dark area in the right photo is the inflicted area.
Taming of the Colorado River led to its almost complete destruction
Once massive, the Aral Sea is now almost gone
The Columbia Glacier in Alaska is receding faster than expected
Larsen B ice shelf in Antarctica disintegrated
Miraculously, the United States reduced the air pollution
The Ozone layer got extremely thin
But then it started to heal.
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