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Updated on December 29, 2012

My Planet is Earth.

We have a huge solar system with about 8 discovered planets by mankind. Life started on Earth and with technology we were able to get information about what is above and beyond earth. So far by spending millions of money we have only been able to derive as this planet the livable one. There is no proof of life on any other planet, as yet!

Adam and Eve were born on this beautiful and serene planet. Gradually, we multiplied. Today, the earth population is ~6 billion. We are all scattered on this planet, which has been given different names of countries and cities. We are all living our respective lives and mingling with the people known to us. We are enjoying the free bounties provided by our planet earth such as oxygen and water, which we take it for granted not realizing that other planets are deficient in it and thus, till, now, no life has been found on it.

We have taken our planet for granted. And are abusing it by not conserving the natural elements found here. We see the changes in our climate. Evidence of observed climate change includes the instrumental temperature record, rising sea levels and decreased snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere.

Eventually...

The Average temperature is predicted to increase globally over this century with an increase of some extreme weather events and changes in rainfall patterns. Some of the physical impacts of climate change are irreversible. Sea level is expected to rise 18 to 59cms by the end of the 21st century. The impacts on human systems of climate change will probably be distributed unevenly. Climate change will result in reduced diversity of ecosystems and extinction of many species. There will be increase evaporation in some places, which could result in some extreme weather. Glacier retreat and disappearance is seen in some places. With the sea level rising there has been a rise in the temperature and that has reduced the ocean's ability to absorb carbon dioxide. Ocean acidification is an effect of rising concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans may decline with severe consequences for ocean life.


Let's Join Hands to Save this Planet

Impact of Global Warming

Global warming seen in developing countries has led to high rise in poverty. Roads, pipelines, airport runways, trains tracks require regular maintainance with higher temperature variance. Crops are getting destroyed with change in temperature and inadequate rainfall. That has led to drought in some places. Food scarcity in some regions. Also an increase in food prices has led to the people not getting their staple diet because of the affordability reasons.

Because of the unstable ecosystem, animals are migrating for food and that has led to terror in the cities. Forests not getting enough rainfall are facing drought and has increased the susceptibility of fires and getting burnt down. This change in the warming has also effected the health of some people. Infectious diseases have spread in developing countries and that has increased the risks of death. Children are also at risk. Global warming will reduce access to clean water and food supplies. Violence and disease are expected to be more frequent and intense making the future of the world's poorest children more bleak.

This is what we have done to our earth, our planet. We got a beautiful planet and we have turned it into a junk yard. We have to do something before this explodes.

Let's try to take a U-turn by turning this junkie into a beautiful planet again. For, IF we do not put a reverse gear to the above changes, this planet will go into global warming and we all will cease to exist.

Choice is OURS!!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Well said, btrbell.

      Thanks Melanie.

      Thanks Lord

      Thanks Bill.

      Our home is getting precious year after year. Awareness of its current state might help us be careful of how we treat it.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you for this very informative hub! We can all complain all we want but if we are not careful, we won't have where to complain!

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      Melanie Chisnall 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Beautiful hub Ruchira! You are so right...it's scary to think of where things are headed. There should be laws about people saving the planet...it's that serious.

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      This another important article about our home called earth. The Sandy effect speaks by itself and deforestation is devastating the ecosystem left and right. Well done and thanks for the update Ruchira!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      This is, of course, a great message, and with each passing day it is a more important message. We need to begin to reverse the damage that has been done. Bravo for caring so deeply about our planet, and thank you for taking part in our movement.

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      Ruchira,you are true. I definitely voted up. COO! HAH-HAH!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi suzettenaples, Welcome!

      Yes, this hub is a start. Awareness sure is a key to any problem. Hopefully we will be protective of this beautiful home. Thanks for your visit.

      Hi Cyndi, such a pleasure to see ya :) Thank you dear!

      Hi hotwebideas, Welcome!

      i sure do hope we have some other planet in this wide galaxy of ours. thanks for stopping by with your valuable information.

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      Bruce Chamoff 5 years ago from New York

      Hey Ruchira, great hub, but I will say that they believe there is life elsewhere in our solar system and that is on Jupiter's moon Europa. Because Europa is covered in ice, they believe there is sea life underneath, although one celled organisms, it is still life.

      What I would like to know is with billions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy, there has to be earth like planets that have similar life to ours. It ha to be in the habitable zone, not too far from the star to be too cold and not too far to be too hot to sustain life.

      Thanks for this hub!

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      Fabulous hub, Ruchira. I appreciate your sharing the wisdom and vision to make our world a better place. **Applause** :) Many votes.

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      I agree with you - the choice is ours! We do need to preserve this planet earth for those that follow behind us. I agree and believe in global warming. But, how to convince everyone about global warming is the conundrum -- but your hub is a start. Thank you for a pertinent and informative hub. This earth is too beautiful to destroy.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      yes, forests are indicated as the lungs of our planet. We have to wake up now before it is too late...

      thanks for your precious comment, melovy.

      always a pleasure to hear from you...cheers!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      I agree that we all have responsibility for our planet and need to consider what we are doing to it. I read once that it is almost a metaphor to what goes on in humans. I don’t know how true this is, but the author pointed out that by destroying rain forests we were destroying the lungs of the planet and many more children have asthma now than used to. It’s an intriguing analogy, and I am very pleased to see lately that much is now being done to preserve the Brazilian rain forest.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks Tammy. I hope we all can spread this bug of AWARENESS and take care of this HOME...cheers!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks John for your vote of confidence. Always a delight to see you stop by...cheers!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks Rahul. Always a pleasure to hear from ya, friend :)

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Yup, Mary. We ought to wake up NOw before it is too late.

      Thanks for your vote of confidence on the above...appreciate it :)

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Beautiful words of wisdom Annie. I vouch for them as well.

      thank you for stopping by with your precious comment...appreciate it!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      This is an excellent hub Ruchira. No matter what our origins or nationality, we all share this planet. Thanks for reminding us how important it is for us to take care of our planet.

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      John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Great hub Ruchira. Yes, we must become self-conscious about our Earth, or future generations won't ever see the natural beauty that you and I have experienced during our lifetime.

      Voted up

      John

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Very nice hub! Similar to one I wrote earlier about the longevity of our civilization!

      Vivid use of images and videos bring about the message you try to deliver about the poor state of affairs our lovely planet...our heavenly abode is currently in.

      We need to take care of our planet, our mother, our pallbearer... the way we mock it day to day is hurtful and a betrayal to our mother earth!!

      Nice insightful hub! :)

      Rahul

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I'm glad I had the opportunity of reading this Hub. I agree with what you say 100%. People had better wake up. Some people refuse to believe this will happen: I am not one of those. Great Hub. I voted it UP, etc.

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      Yes, this is a great article and very relevant - more so by the day, to every one of us. I feel that greed and globalisation has been a major factor in bringing about these irreversible consequences, as small self sufficient communities produced far less waste and pollution and were much kinder on the environment. Getting back to the basic principles of living simply and in harmony with the environment will help!! There I have had my little say.

      Thank you so much Ruchira for this 'wake up' call. My votes and best wishes to you and definitely sharing this one!!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi pinto2011

      Thanks for your words of encouragement....appreciate it!

      Yes, I hope we all learn something from it :)

      Cheers,

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      Subhas 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Great article! Hope people will pay heed to the thoughts you have paved for us.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hello Rajan,

      Well said indeed. IF humans want a life; we have to start respecting their HOME.

      Thank you for stopping by :)

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Neeleshkulkarni,

      Wow..you have asked a difficult question about when Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus and how do We live on this planet, Earth...LOL

      My reasoning is that we come from there but unite on Earth and make it our home since man and woman can't live by themselves...LOL

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Well written and valid points raised. Will we ever learn to stop abusing our planet? We need to if human race has to survive.

      Thanks Ruchira, for reminding us all.

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      neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

      all this is absolutely clear what is not clear is "why ohhhh why did i have to marry this woman from Venus when i KNEWW i was from Mars"?

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hello tsmog,

      Thank you for the read and comment.

      Your poem sure is hilarious and makes a lot of sense...disneyland is a land where each human being stays a child and it being on another planet eg..Pluto is appropriate. Earth has too many hardships huh :)

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Thank you Aupadhyay.

      Always a pleasure to hear from you...Cheers!

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      Tim Mitchell 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Awesome hub. Reminds me of the cusp of catastrophe.

      On the side of jest I have always told a joke regarding what planet I am from. It goes something like this.

      Women are from venus

      men are from mars

      but, I'm from pluto, 'cause I like Disneyland

      And, I like your creativity. Not often does one put the informational suggested reading after comments. Nice!

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      ANIL KUMAR UPADHYAY 5 years ago from INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH STATE, KANPUR CITY

      beautifully explained your hub. Really a nice one. Voted it.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      In regards to what the Almighty has in store for us...I am pretty sure, it is GOOD :)

      In regards to what humans have done to this planet and how can we bring about the change for betterment is in our hands! A good wake up call for all :)

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      Janet 6 years ago

      True...one planet we have and we are leading it to destruction thanks to humans and now mother nature :( dunno what the almighty has in store for us!!