While the deadly outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic has stretched out itself to all corners of the world, the virus is diabolically taking down economies and swiftly claiming lives across the globe, sparking fears with uncertainty and pain lingering over humanity as it emerges to be the greatest global health crisis.
THE FIRST WORLD EARTH DAY
In the year 1970, about 20 million Americans gathered together with concerns demanding greater attention for the protection of the planet. Since then till date, activists around the globe have gathered each year to mark the Earth day. April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an official annual celebration of the environmental movement world-wide.
HUMANS FIGHT ITS GREATEST FOR “COVID-19” THIS EARTH DAY
With the Coronavirus catastrophe reigning lives this Earth Day is an absolute reminder to ponder upon how vulnerable humans are and how unguarded our planet is in the wake of global scale threats.
In a paradoxical event as such, the Earth Day is taking place when the world battles with its greatest foe seen in generations, resulting cancellations of any gatherings or other in-person events to maintain social distancing amid global lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19.
At a time as such when the world is left battered and bruised by COVID-19 it is the need of the hour to vow to save the Earth and turn the glooms of the virus as an opportunity to bounce back stronger and wiser in service to life and humanity.
But as said every dark cloud has a silver lining, this global heath crisis may probably be a blessing in disguise as nations are emerging mightier and wittier in coming together unitedly, while exploring all fronts to equip and protect themselves and tackle the spread of the lethal Coronavirus infection.
COVID-19 IS A BLESSING IN DISGUISE FOR PLANET EARTH
The Coronavirus has brought unintended blessings in disguise making Mother Earth’s Nature and Wildlife a major beneficiary, while global lockdowns have curbed transportations the planet has witnessed a drastic reduction in carbon footprints, with cleaner and clearer breeze blowing through the world, nations have seen marine and wildlife retreating their borders as the planet finds its way out amid the global pandemic to heal and restore itself.
2020 IS THE YEAR OF “EARTH”
While this Earth Day holds peculiarity in the time wherein it lies, nations now need to strengthen their abilities in mitigating the negative impacts of climate change and global warming and discover methods to uplift life expectancy and upgrade better standards of living for their masses.
We may have started considering ourselves to be the most superior race but with the happenings around one can only believe that it seems like Mother Earth is taking back its lost ground from us.
On the 50th International Earth Day let us turns ourselves to be the guardians of our planet Earth and vow to make the world a better place for generations to come.
-Marilyn Ravi, NMTV News