Is extraterrestrial life out there? While the search continues, we have found no evidence of any other planet with such an amazing variety of living things and ecosystems as Our Precious Planet, so let’s not take it for granted. Earth was formed 4.53 billion years ago; the earliest forms of life appeared at least 3.5 billion years ago; and we people . . . homo sapiens . . . have been living on it for only around 200,000 years. Although the Earth’s climate can change gradually over time, human activities, such as industry, deforestation, pollution and urban development, have speeded up the pace of climate change and are increasing the amount of global warming. Global Warming leads to melting glaciers, rising sea levels, extreme weather and species extinctions. Earth needs our help now!
How can YOU help? Recycle bottles, cans, plastic, & paper. Turn off water and electricity when not in use. Drink filtered tap water and carry it in reusable bottles. Ask your parents to buy reusable grocery bags. Plant a tree or a garden. Walk or ride a bike when you can. Don't litter. Learn all you can about our environment, and please take good care of Our Precious Planet!