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Have we given up on planet Earth?

The space race is leading us to neglect the only planet we have

Have we given up on planet Earth?

The space race is leading us to neglect the only planet we have

Have we given up on planet Earth?

The space race is leading us to neglect the only planet we have

Have we given up on planet Earth?

The space race is leading us to neglect the only planet we have

We are living through a climate emergency that threatens the existence of human life on Earth, while our leaders dream of life on Mars.

We are currently facing the greatest existential threat in the history of human life on this planet. As a result of our actions over the past half century, the Earth is in serious danger; within a century, many parts of the world may be completely uninhabitable.

The climate emergency could destroy our civilisation within the next few generations. According to the International Panel on Climate Change, we have just ten years to act if we hope to keep the rise in global temperatures below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

It doesn’t sound like much, but it changes everything. If we don’t act now, millions more people will be exposed to the risk of flooding and fires; agriculture will become increasingly difficult with extreme temperatures and unpredictable weather conditions; and much of non-human life on Earth will be destroyed. We depend on this fragile ecosystem: you may think you wouldn’t miss bees, but without them humans would struggle to survive.

Yet every year countries across the world, India included, fail to meet environmental targets. It’s the only planet we have – unless, of course, we manage to find another one.

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