No Place Like Home

by: Archie Guvi

It’s a tricky business, where players are motivated by completely different reasons and enemies share the same common foe. Friends agree to disagree and politicians for the most part will go with whoever has the momentum.

Forty-five years have passed since the first earth day and so far the only change has been the deterioration of our environment. Today, pollution is killing more people than ever before. Appetite for fossil fuel has grown worse and air quality in most cities has begun to depreciate. On the bright side, we are more aware today of the climate changes today than we have been in the past.

It’s daunting to think that whatever the verdict will be on our environment, every species is dependent on our behavior as humans. Our actions, or lack of, are their demise. Fighting for the environment is not just a fight for our survival but for the planet as we know it. It’s Interesting to note that as far as we know, earth is the only planet containing life. Therefore, we can’t trade it in for another, this is all we have and will ever have. Let us say thank you to Mother Nature today for giving us the many things we take for granted, such as the air we breathe, for without it we are all but a few minutes away from extinction.

Today I will take a few minutes to appreciate what Mother Nature has given us to sustain and say thank you to God who gave it all for us to enjoy with no strings attached. Happy earth day!

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