Hectares of forests cut down or burned
Globally, this year
There was a time when we thought everything revolved around our planet and that it was flat! Being at the center of everything played into our desire to be special, and we liked that idea. In fact, we liked it so much that even when Copernicus proved that we, along with other planets, revolved around the sun, we didn’t want to believe it. That doesn’t make us very important now, does it?
But our planet is indeed special. The Earth has many qualities not shared by other planets – and right now, it’s the only planet we know that harbors life as we know it.
We’ve come a long way in the last 100 years. We know more about our world now than the greatest scientists of old. Here are more cool facts about Earth that will surely fascinate you.
The World Counts tells you stories about our planet. Just like us, the Earth has a lot of stories to tell, challenges to face and a future that’s unfolding. History tells us that we humans like knowing that we are special – that we have a purpose. This website believes that too. We believe that when people know about a problem, they will work on finding a solution.
Well, the Earth is facing a lot of challenges right now… and our planet needs us to right some wrongs. Maybe make a few changes and adjust the way we live. We believed that we were important before – that is truer now more than ever. We have the power to make things right again for this amazing planet that we live in.
Remember? It’s the only planet we know that can support LIFE. Don’t you want to keep it that way?
Before we look at other planets, let’s focus our eyes on the 3rd rock from the sun – our home. Read more about the Earth’s challenges, what we are doing about it and how you can contribute to the global efforts.
More: The World Counts Stories
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