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Rapid industrialization causes excessive consumption of fossil fuels and in turn emits greenhouse gases. These gases are responsible for trapping the heat on the planet which in turn increases the average temperature of our globe. Lately, in the 2015 United Nations Summit in Paris, an agreement has been developed among nations to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels.
Although a lot of actions have been taken recently following so many threatening findings from scientists all over the world, the efforts have just started and a lot remains to be done. No other creature has exploited this planet like human beings have done. Human beings are responsible for disturbing the ecological balance and now the planet faces a lot of anomalies including irregular rainfalls, storms, and floods. A lot of animal species have already become extinct due to poaching.
Earth Day can be a good reminder for all of us, what we have given back to mother nature ? Each and every individual should do his/her bit to avoid things that are harmful to the planet and ultimately themselves. It may be small efforts like planting more trees, avoiding fossil fuels, using public transport or renewable sources of energy. These small efforts would ultimately lead to the great difference to the entire ecology and the planet would sustain healthily for the future generations to see.
Article by Sudhanshu Ghosh