Everyone has a home on this earth and it is not just us human beings, the animals, birds, snakes, and every living creature.
How was this beautiful planet created? Earth has formed around 4.5 billion years ago. It was formed by gravity pulling in swirling gases and dust, all to form the third planet from the sun, earth. In the beginning, when the earth was first created, it looked nothing like how it does on this present day, it was almost entirely of molten magma, which later began to cool off and turn into liquid forms of water. Which explains how oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, and other water bodies were created.
Slowly, as the years went by, the animal kingdom began to form, starting deep in the seas, like the coral reef. However, the origin of animals, to date, seems to be one of the mysterious episodes in the history of life.
When it comes to how human beings came into existence, there seems to be no right or wrong answer. Humans are assumed or presumed to be superior being compared to other living beings as they have a ‘spirit’. Apart from the mentioned theory, some scientists believe that, as apes came into existence and a couple of years went by, the apes started evolving slowly and eventually turned into human beings. This also explains why apes and humans are very similar to each other.
Fast forward to the modern world and present day, the same earth, which was in all its glory that existed before us, is now slowly fading away with each passing day. There is no surprise as to why this is happening, it is because of us humans and all the new and improved technological development that keeps taking place, every single day.
Human beings have dominated the earth now for at least, a couple of million years. Growing into selfish and greedy creatures, we have taken over and occupied almost all of our other living creature’s homes and destroyed them, leaving them with hardly any place to call home. We, humans, tend to forget that, these animals and birds also play a very important role on this earth and are essential for certain environmental reasons.
The plant kingdom has taken a severe hit as well, due to pollution and all of its contributing factors. Plants and trees are the key sources of oxygen for every single living being on this planet, without which we will cease to exist. However, even this very fact, seems to slip the minds of us humans. We are the reason for a very serious and dangerous environmental condition called, ‘Global Warming’. Due to global warming, there has been a depletion of the ozone layer, which plays a very important role in protecting us from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. This is also one of the many reasons why the snow of the Himalayas is said to have started melting and the number of droughts has increased incredibly.
WHO (World Health Organization) has taken initiatives and started various campaigns to help protect what’s left of our earth, our home. But there is only so much they can do, it is the duty and responsibility of every single individual on this planet to do their bit and contribute to saving their homes. Tiny initiatives can be taken like avoiding the use of plastics as much as possible, making eco-friendly vehicles, separating our trash, saving electricity and water as much as possible, avoiding disposing of wet and dry waste all around us, and keeping our environment clean. It may be small deeds to us but when a couple of billion humans do the same small deeds, it isn’t considered a small deed anymore and it most definitely isn’t a hard task to do.