Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries. In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21st, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere.
The most important danger the earth is facing is climate change in which demonstrates the biggest turbulence to the future of mankind and the life-support systems that make our world residential.
Nature is suffering. Heat records, Australian fires, and the worst grasshopper harassment in Kenya. Nowadays we face COVID -19, a worldwide health pandemic which effects on ecosystem health, air pollution, water pollution, soil blowing, composting, recycling and efficient cars.
Covid-19 has some beneficial effects on earth:
- Improvements in air quality:
NASA observed the first falling rate in air pollution in Hubei province of China, where the coronavirus prevalence started in December.
A 15 percent rush-hour in traffic has been reported in Madrid, the capital of Spain.
- Greenhouse gas emissions:
Even only temporarily economic activities stopped or drastically reduced and this leads to Greenhouse gas emissions falling. As governments all over the world order the closedown of schools, shops and factories, Greenhouse gas emissions are expected to reduce more in the future.
- Mountains of waste:
Wastes and trashed have been reduced and less need to burn or burry and this will let the earth to be less polluted.
At the end it can be mentioned that however Covid-19, with bringing all the disasters and chaos all over the world, causes a break for earth to be somehow recovered and this break was essential for the future generation. Air pollution and traffic have been reduced in most metropolitans, producing rate of waste and trash has been falling down too. There is a message in it that we are really destroying the Earth.