Today we celebrate 46 years of World Earth Day.
Today, right now, we celebrate our Earth. As Carl Sagan once said ‘our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark’. This day is to remind us ‘to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known’.
Earth Day is more than just one 24 hour period each year. It is the air we breathe, the water we drink, the soil we walk on, it is everything we know. So take a moment, to be amazed by the world around us.
Today, leaders from 160 countries will officially sign the Paris Climate Agreement on Earth Day 2016. During the Paris talks world leaders agreed to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, with developed countries providing $100 billion (£70 bn) of public and private finance to help developing countries by 2020.
We are striving forward to make this world healthier. Conservation International released a series of films highlighting the issues we still have to address including climate change, deforestation and biodiversity loss.